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Old 05-16-2019, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rcaf_777 View Post
The exercise was a US-led Multi-National Force (Canada, UK, Aust, NZ) fighting a near-peer enemy (China) after they invade a neighbor (Japan) we had French and Singapore Observers and visit from NATO

The goal was to test the new US army capabilities in command and control that would online in 2028.

The UK took 1600 casualties the first day due to fast air attacks, Canada faired the same and lost most of our US loaned avenger systems

They threw in Cyclones and a solar flare so we lost air assets and communications

In other news, two Australians were arrested in route to the EX in Hawaii for unknown alcohol-related reasons.

and on a personal note, I HATE MRE's and US army operations make me wonder how they do well in war.

I did get a brand new pair of Combat Boots for a bottle of Maple Suryp. I think if I had another bottle I could have got a Hummer!
Trust me, you don't want a hummer.

As for the issues with command and control, those are common in US units. It's a problem because the higher ranks fought the War on Terror from air-conditioned TACOMS (bunkers) instead of being "on the ground." It is this remote leadership that was responsible for things like outpost Keating being located in a valley surrounded by mountains. Or not having enough Apaches to escort other aircraft in country. We are still plagued by "armchair commanders" who lack actual up close combat experience like our Cold War commanders had in Vietnam as squad leaders.

MREs SUCK. The Veggie Omelet (known as the Vomelet) was particularly bad. Just remember the Army's "food purification kit." That's would be Black Pepper and Frank's Redhot Sauce. You can make ANYTHING edible if you just put enough Black Pepper and Frank's Redhot on it... anything EXCEPT the Vomelet!
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