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Re: Niger Report
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 23:02:24 »
One thing I noted the SAS teams learned from their failures is giving the ability of the teams to refuse a mission without question. If the teamleader or the team feels there is to much risk, they call it off. I wonder if that same attitude is allowed with the US SF?

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Re: Niger Report
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 23:44:53 »
One thing I noted the SAS teams learned from their failures is giving the ability of the teams to refuse a mission without question. If the teamleader or the team feels there is to much risk, they call it off. I wonder if that same attitude is allowed with the US SF?


Seems prudent but in the US I think the mission commander could make that call. Last minute events can make or break a carefully planned mission.

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Re: Niger Report
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 18:05:46 »
I didn’t see ‘bad luck’ mentioned which, more often than not, has a role to play.
“To stand on the firing parapet and expose yourself to danger; to stand and fight a thousand miles from home when you're all alone and outnumbered and probably beaten; to spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary.”
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