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US Military / US Army in Iraq Army War College History
« Last post by FJAG on Today at 01:45:53 »
The US Army War College has published the history of the US Army in Iraq in two volumes: 2003-2006 and 2007 to 2011.

pdf copies can be found here:

http://publications.armywarcollege.edu/pubs/3667.pdf

and here:

http://publications.armywarcollege.edu/pubs/3668.pdf

 :cheers:
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British Military / Re: British Military Current Events
« Last post by daftandbarmy on Today at 00:03:10 »
I haven't exactly been following the Brexit drama. Half of the UK wants to  leave the EU and do their own thing?

So under what circumstances are they thinking the reserves/forces might be needed?  To deal with some kind of drama from the EU or rioting British subjects that don't want to seperate/leave?

Any general mobilization requires reservist support, especially in some specialty support capabilities (think big logistics). To do that, they need Royal Assent and House of Commons approval. It's been done before, but is unusual enough to draw attention.
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Recruiting / Re: Non-Effective Strength (NES): Minimum Attendance
« Last post by LunchMeat on Today at 00:02:31 »
Quick Question about ED&T even though very unlikely that it get's turned down not once but twice would it be better for my record wise be.

A) just release/quit and skip ED&T
or
B) it doesn't mater why I quit in the end, even if the reason is ED&T is turned down so long as I give notice/bring back kit, and in the future I could join up with the army again (and most likely a different unit) in the future?

Snake,

You have been offered an abundance of help on here and on Reddit. I suggest you start reading and heeding the advice given to you.

I have even offered to help you personally, as I have many connections in 39 Brigade that could be of use to you. If you still wish to take me up on my offer, you can PM me.

Regardless of whatever is going on in your life that you need to go on ED&T, it's highly unlikely it will be rejected. But first and foremost you need to COMMUNICATE, by word to your immediate Supervisor/Section Commander and by your ED&T request memo to your CO through the Chain of Command.

There are many people out there (and even in your unit I'm sure), that will help you and want to help you be we can do only so much, you need to reciprocate.

Depending on your circumstances, in the rare event your ED&T is not approved, as long as you show up once a month, you don't have to release.

Releasing is more a long term move, more something you'd do if you don't plan on coming back for several years. If you only need a few weeks or few months to regroup your life, ED&T is the way to go. Getting back in isn't always that easy.

If the problem is that you don't like the trade/unit, you can put in a request for a Voluntary Occupational Reassignment.

Hope that helps.
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British Military / Re: British Military Current Events
« Last post by Jarnhamar on Yesterday at 23:58:20 »
I haven't exactly been following the Brexit drama. Half of the UK wants to  leave the EU and do their own thing?

So under what circumstances are they thinking the reserves/forces might be needed?  To deal with some kind of drama from the EU or rioting British subjects that don't want to seperate/leave?
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We're going to see a Space Force Comedy Series before we see a Space Force...

I really enjoyed The Office, so I may watch. I *hope* it stays grounded to lampooning aspects of military life (in space?) and stays away from politics as another venue to poke the US president in the eye.

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British Military / Re: British Military Current Events
« Last post by daftandbarmy on Yesterday at 23:13:20 »
Reservists Could Be Deployed In Case Of No-Deal Brexit
It follows an order confirming the Ministry of Defence will be allowed to call upon reserves

Reservists in the British military could be called out on operations if there is a no-deal Brexit.

A new order has confirmed that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) can call upon reserves should Britain leave the European Union without a deal.

The move will enable commanding officers to send 'call out' notices to personnel if requested by government departments.
It is in support of contingency planning for a no-deal scenario, under the Reserve Forces Act 1996.
As many as 3,500 personnel could be called up, with around 10% of those being reservists.

https://www.forces.net/news/reservists-could-be-deployed-case-no-deal-brexit?fbclid=IwAR1c8vJ0aB9X3rd5C1sRt6936m5UJz1OiKXxpQgETdJivMfM1-4_O3TWeFk
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They try.  The hotel in Kenya for example had armed guards on duty.  The same applies to every hotel I've visited in all UN missions.  The mining companies in Mali maintain their own platoons of mercenaries but the manpower isn't sufficient to cover every employee (not even just the specialists which this guy was.  Besides it would take a gutsy guard to take on a dozen radicals which evidently there were in this case even if he were standing nearby.  The only result would be two bodies
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Great picture!  I'd like it even more without the UN patch on the helo and the blue helmet covers. 
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I was thinking guarding the work place and their home and their transport between work and home.
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