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  1. Jungle

    Nigerian Parachute Demonstration -

    I supported a TALEX in the late 80s by dispatching 3CDO in a 3-plane formation on DZ Anzio in Pet, then followed a tactical route to Picton, where the JMs on each plane would self-dispatch over DZ Hallowell. Well, that was the plan… we ended up with 6 JMs going off DZ, most of us landing in...
  2. Jungle

    6 Jan 2020 U.S. Events (Split from A Deeply Fractured US)

    High-level?? She was an E4 (CAF Cpl equivalent) after 14 years. She was a member of USAF Security Forces, spending most of her time checking IDs at installation access points. HYT (High Year of Tenure) for E4 is 10 years. I suspect she lost one stripe and was HYT’d out, as she was likely...
  3. Jungle

    Inspector General of Australian Defence Forces Report on Afghan War Crimes

    More here: https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/afghanistan-war-crimes-report-released-by-defence-chief-angus-campbell-includes-evidence-of-39-murders-by-special-forces/ar-BB1b9bfz?ocid=msedgntp&fbclid=IwAR3S1sd1ABW82jmcIQmhLBWH73EB_JS05FewDCibf_9NKJe7Bu9L8PdWQ9k 2 Squadron disbanded, to be...
  4. Jungle

    Coleman Lantern

    I was working in a CQMS in the early 90s and in the mid-2000s, and the new stoves were sent from supply to the Weapons Techs. They would install the pin, then return the stoves to supply for distribution.
  5. Jungle

    Coleman Lantern

    The stove pin is installed by gun plumbers, on all versions of the stove.
  6. Jungle

    East Timor Research

    I was there during INTERFET, with Recce PL. Spent kost of my time between Zumalai and Ainaro.
  7. Jungle

    "Gun Cult in the US and How to Change It" split from Las Vegas Massacre

    If you re-read my posts, you will find that I do not talk about gun crimes. I simply prove that countries with much lower gun ownership (or no gun ownership) in the high income group still have a higher homicide rate than the USA.
  8. Jungle

    "Gun Cult in the US and How to Change It" split from Las Vegas Massacre

    Yes, we could also look at the number of fridges and the availability of mayonnaise, but this conversation is about the relationship between gun ownership and homicide rates... But Belize, Barbados, Bahamas and Bermuda are far from 3rd world countries...
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    "Gun Cult in the US and How to Change It" split from Las Vegas Massacre

    Now let's look at gun ownership in the same countries, per 100 residents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estimated_number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country USA: 101 Jamaica: 8.1 Belize: 10 Bahamas: 5.3 Dominican Republic: 5.1 Barbados: 7.8 Guadeloupe (France): Unknown (Not on list) Turks and Caicos...
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    "Gun Cult in the US and How to Change It" split from Las Vegas Massacre

    I've been living in the US southwest for a few years now, and I feel quite safe here. Most discussions about crime in the USA take the numbers in isolation, but very few look at stats. This wiki entry uses stats from the  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for its table...
  11. Jungle

    NORAD, Russian bombers, cruise missiles and nuclear weapons

    Looks like we may finally join: http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/wanting-to-ditch-reputation-as-natos-cheap-date-liberals-looking-at-ballistic-missile-defence-sources
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    NORAD, Russian bombers, cruise missiles and nuclear weapons

    NORAD has a strictly defensive mandate, and no means to retaliate. The NORAD missions are the following: USNORTHCOM, on the other hand, has access to USSTRATCOM ressources, but these can be employed without consulting Canadian authorities. Maybe if we joined missile defence, we would have a...
  13. Jungle

    ADF Jericho Dawn

    We learned the hard way in East Timor 16 years ago. The 77 sets could not be used beyond 500m, so we switched to HF using the 138. It was not the most practical, as we had to stop every 2 hours while patrolling, assemble and ground the NVIS, then report our location and situation. But that was...
  14. Jungle

    More hostages in France - 24 Nov 2015

    Nobody has a monopoly on idiots... they're everywhere.
  15. Jungle

    HMAS Tobruk finishes 34 years of service with a proud record of humanitarian wor

    I sailed on it from Darwin on my way to Suai, East Timor. Cool ship.
  16. Jungle

    Why Europe Keeps Failing........ merged with "EU Seizes Cypriot Bank Accounts"

    That could lead to a resolution of the Cyprus problem... the UN has dragged this long enough.
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    Why Europe Keeps Failing........ merged with "EU Seizes Cypriot Bank Accounts"

    This referendum is a confidence vote, nothing more. The result will likely not change anything to the near future of Greece. As mentionned above, either way they are screwed; a country cannot become unbankrupt with a popular vote.
  18. Jungle

    Infantry Reserves DP1 [MERGED]

    I guess if you apply that to the Navy, it means to be a fully trained Sailor, you need to be in a naval battle, have your ship sunk, survive and apply the lessons learned...  8) Seriously, a friend once said: "It takes 10 minutes to dress like an Infantryman, but it takes a few years to become...
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    Divining the right role, capabilities, structure, and Regimental System for Canada's Army Reserves

    I left CFLRS about a decade ago, so my info is dated, but there is a problem with this proposal. The June to Aug period is already problematic as that is the time the RMC/CMR candidates have to be trained. This already represents a large increase in the number of candidates and is challenging...