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    USSC upholds Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act against States

    Interestingly the division of powers in Canada parallels that of the US re the military. It could mean that a strong Federal job support legislation for reservists in Canada could be upheld by the courts in a division of powers dispute. The four dissenting judges' opinion would have less weight...
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    British Military Current Events

    Chief of General Staff's speech to RUSI on mobilizing the Army to prevent war. 🍻
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    British Military Current Events

    The CAF needs a lot of that This directive is not necessarily a bad thing. The devil will be in the details. 🍻
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    Future Armour

    So ... Ajax with an MGS 105mm gun. What could go wrong? I think the Ajax hull is actually manufactured in Spain and assembled in Wales. πŸ˜‰
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Apparently there are still T-34s in service. 🍻
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    British Military Current Events

    Makes one wonder if there is fine tuning going on with the Integrated Defence Review and Defence in a Competitive Age to reframe Future Soldier? Ajax remains troubling. :unsure:
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    I keep saying that the current legislative and even regulatory elements respecting PRes ToS aren't that bad. It's the ridiculous administrative hamstringing that goes on internal to DND together with the current internal organizational, equipment and training structure that makes the whole thing...
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    The difference between a "skeleton force" and a "predeployed brigade" is the equipment and a plan for a flyover contingent. The equipment is no problem. Take all the tanks from 1 CMBG (except a training squadron). Take one LAV company from each existing LAV battalion (allegedly we can't man...
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    Future Armour

    This is the phrase that does it for me: IMHO there is not now, nor ever will be, the invulnerable tank. All tanks are a compromise of armour, weapon and manoeuverability. Can you go to war with an A4 or an earlier version M1? Yes you can albeit with greater casualties. I don't want to sound...
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    A little discussion on that from a few years ago here. 🍻
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    A Deeply Fractured US

    No idea really. In the olden days judicial appointments very much followed party lines as a way of rewarding the faithful. That has changed a bit in that most judicial appointments now go through a vetting committee process that weeds out the less competent and tends to present a more balanced...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

    The more that I see NATO nations giving older kit to the Ukrainians and getting newer US, Brit or German kit as replacements, the more I think that we should ship all of our tanks and 3 battalions worth of LAVs to Ukraine and negotiate a US ABCT as per EIS as replacement. Hell, I'd be happy...
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    Ukraine - Superthread

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    GBAD - The return of 'FOBS'

    That's a problem that's been of concern for quite a while. It scales down to which weapons to use against a $300 drone, how much anti-armour defence to put on your fighting vehicles and up to how much to pay for a missile defence which will stop x% of the nuclear strike missiles coming at your...
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    C3 Howitzer Replacement

    I tend to favour decentralized training myself but think that the future for the reserves needs to be training parity with the RegF to allow for seamless component transfer. My opinion is also influenced by the fact that IMHO ResF units should use their restricted time to be more concerned with...
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