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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    We wouldn't be sitting here in the corner sobbing alone if we had had the fortitude to go ahead and build the Canada class subs 25yrs ago. Those subs would be sitting at the same operational level and remaining life span as our current 2nd hand Vics. We would be perfectly positioned to join in...
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    Looks from a high level that Canada is the odd person out in this breaking news. Sad.
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    Afghan Interpreters, Others Fast-tracking to Canada

    I might just do that. According to this article this guy was the only CDN at HKIA for what 4/5 days before we had any one else on the ground. He certainly was not getting paid a penny from the Feds to be doing this. He most likely had no official title, role or legitimacy while he was there...
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    Afghan Interpreters, Others Fast-tracking to Canada

    Canadian Dave and his efforts to save as many as he and his team could. To me, his actions should result in an 'Order of Canada' but what do I know. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canadian-dave-former-soldier-help-rescue-afghan-refugees-1.6168082
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    What about Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah? Any official positions for them, other than up against the wall?
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    Light Weapons Carrier - New Wiesel

    The legitimate concern is it narrow enough to fit in a CH-53. Deep snow was not a major concern for the Bundeswehr when the Wiesel was developed in the 70s/80s; they had no intention of making another run to Moscow. But what about third time's a charm?
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    Light Weapons Carrier - New Wiesel

    Ok, question here, the tracks look to be a bit narrow to be able to handle alot of deep snow. Is this a legitimate concern?
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Just finished watching the 1st episode of the new series, 'Turning Point' on Netflix. At rush of old emotions rushed over me while watching it. I can close my eyes and still run through everything from about 8:45am straight through to finally finding my wife just after Noon that day.
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Unfortunately all of those left from Dunkirk are all pretty much gone or unable to explain, properly, how it should happen….
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    Afghan Interpreters, Others Fast-tracking to Canada

    Where are the Japanese? Where are all the South Americans? South Africans?
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Yes and that is how the next insurgency starts. The circle of life, lol.
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    It still becomes a matter of getting those minerals out, cost effectively. There are no railroads, only the highways that we (the west) built and those run really only to Pakistan. So how do they get those minerals out? Through Pakistan, those same Tribal lands that we had to rely on shipping...
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    They are close to becoming a rogue nation and a failed state.
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Hearing reports of 12 US KIA and 52 wounded. That’s one hell of a suicide vest.
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Multiple US service members killed in Kabul airport attack Sad. https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/afghanistan-news-taliban-refugees-08-26-21-intl/index.html
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    any thoughts of the US taking with them each and every airworthy helo still on the tarmac at Kabul and anything else of military value, or will they just blow them all up in place?
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Its the phase 'our brothers in the Taliban' vs 'my brothers in the Taliban' that is giving me the shudders. The use of 'our' denotes that all Canadians (since a current Cabinet Minister in the Federal Government represents ALL Canadians) are calling them 'brothers'. If she is using it in a...
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Maybe we should as well. Our Ambassador can be Monsef.
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    Let's say the US needs 85 C-17 flights to remove all personal and equipment over 4 days. That's 96hrs, now let's say, for whatever reason the US will only use the runway during daylight hours (currently its 13hrs/day), that brings it down to 52hrs. Now lets say that all of the Allies on the...
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    Joe Biden gives up on the war in Afghanistan, leaving a weak ally

    So we left 5 days earlier than the 31st? If we are only flying 2 C-17's a day in/out of Kabul, then our presence on the ground was likely never bigger than 2 full plane loads of C-17's available seatbelts, 188X2. If it was that small, then why the rush to get out 5 days early? From where I'm...
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