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http://www.ejectejecteject.com/archives/000172.html

I found this very interesting, partly because we have had some discussions on tactics and part of this article deals with how to develop successful tactics. Yes for a pilot but as the writer goes on he reveals how the process can be used in other areas as well and I extrpolated that to include some of the things I have been thinking about.

Sometimes these things can occur almost by accident. I recall the LGOP that paratroopers are so proud of (Little Groups Of Paratroopers) traces it roots to the accidental dispersion of forces in places like Sicily and Normandy during WWII.

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A great post, grouchy hippo. I found it very worthwhile to take the time to read the entire article. It helps to explain the many dynamics of the Iraq conflict.
 

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I'm a General Aviation Pilot myself... Great Read, Hippo...<:))

Hippo,... is this what you mean...??? I think these Gunner's have applied the info learned from your POST...!!!...???

 

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Hey Sarge, I think I know that guy in front. He lives in a 42 ft "big wheel". He drives his home with him where ever he goes.
 

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Having had another day to contemplate this article, I have to repeat myself and say how much I enjoyed this article because there is so much to learn from the lessons of John Boyd. Lessons that can be applied to self defense. Specifically, the lessons of the OODA loop and agility, speed, precision & lethality.

The person who has a greater command of these talents will have a better chance at survival. Without going into a long treatise on the parallels of this subject as applied to self defense, suffice it to say this article has brought into focus the importance of being aware of our surroundings, available cover and knowing what action to take with agility, speed and precision. Since I am not a LEO, I will substitute stopping power for lethality in Boyd's lessons.

It is a fairly long article by Internet standards. But it is one well worth the time spent.
 

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Knuckles, I borrowed this from another website:

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. (You can't be older than 42 to join the military.)

They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.

For starters:


Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.


Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. "My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry!" We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.

An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a.m.

Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, "I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch.

If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we like soft food.

They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training. I can hear the Drill Sgt. now, "Get down and give me ... er ......um,..... one."

Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head. These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way.

Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten cowards who attacked us on September 11. The last thing an enemy would want to see right now is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them.

If nothing else, put us on the border and we will have it secured the first night.
Being serious for a moment (which is really hard for me) I agree with VegasGuy's insight on using this for self defense. I guess I would say that we should be walking point at all times,
 

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hippo,... yes, I always said there is a lot of Un-Tapped Fight left in us old Gunner's that going to waste...!!!...???...<:))
 
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