One Brit officers view on US in Iraq

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there is a relatively new thread on this elsewhere? suggest deleting this one and pointing towards the appropriate thread
 
#3
muhandis89 said:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4603136.stm
Here is the actual article in Military Review. Aylwin-Foster's criticisms are fairly constructive and not really an attack on the US military (especially the Army).
 

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#4
thanks Virgil....useful post.

US pers might be interested in the BBC News coverage at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4603136.stm

not sure about this comment though:
These critiques of the US Military by armchair experts are amusing. Is the US military perfect? Of course not. But it could conquer Great Britain in a few months time if it chose to do so. And for all its supposed training and professionalism, the unpalatable truth is, the British military needed massive US air support to subdue Serbia, and would have suffered a humiliating defeat in the Falklands were it not for US logistical support.

Steve S., Pleasantville, NY
Really? if Mr Bush wants an opportunity to redecorate his residence for the second time since 1812 - BRING IT ON SON ! :lol:

Oh and if Jason Harris thinks Basra or Al Amarah is a peaceful holiday location he should speak to PWRR.....

Although I have respect for the British military, perhaps this man should keep his comments to himself. Last I checked, Basra was quiet mainly because the British have been allowing Shiite militias run the show down there. Also what about that incident where British forces had to break their own people out of a jail? It's funny how people continue to look down on US forces, yet still continue to lose badly to them.
Barbara, most combat US soldiers are overwhelmingly white so your comments are baseless

Jason Harris, Dallas, United States
Lee Shaver
 

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#6
Thanks Y-E...factual reporting as ever from the Post ( though I know some people don't find it so ). I've now read the offending article and it seems to me that Brigadier Aylin-Fos goes to some lengths to express his admiration for the US Army and many of its people.

The best friends a man can have are the ones who know him well enough to tell him things he really doesn't want to hear - and stay friends !

Be interesting to hear the Australian take on this......
 
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Goatman said:
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Thanks Y-E...factual reporting as ever from the Post ( though I know some people don't find it so ). I've now read the offending article and it seems to me that Brigadier Aylin-Fos goes to some lengths to express his admiration for the US Army and many of its people.
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I completely agree. It's a perceptive article from an outside observer, part praise and part (constructive) criticism. It got tagged as attacking the U.S. military by some extremely lazy reporters.
 
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Goatman said:
thanks Virgil....useful post.

US pers might be interested in the BBC News coverage at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4603136.stm

not sure about this comment though:
These critiques of the US Military by armchair experts are amusing. Is the US military perfect? Of course not. But it could conquer Great Britain in a few months time if it chose to do so. And for all its supposed training and professionalism, the unpalatable truth is, the British military needed massive US air support to subdue Serbia, and would have suffered a humiliating defeat in the Falklands were it not for US logistical support.

Steve S., Pleasantville, NY
Really? if Mr Bush wants an opportunity to redecorate his residence for the second time since 1812 - BRING IT ON SON ! :lol:

Oh and if Jason Harris thinks Basra or Al Amarah is a peaceful holiday location he should speak to PWRR.....

Although I have respect for the British military, perhaps this man should keep his comments to himself. Last I checked, Basra was quiet mainly because the British have been allowing Shiite militias run the show down there. Also what about that incident where British forces had to break their own people out of a jail? It's funny how people continue to look down on US forces, yet still continue to lose badly to them.
Barbara, most combat US soldiers are overwhelmingly white so your comments are baseless

Jason Harris, Dallas, United States
Lee Shaver
those comments crack me up. Those are the 'allies' in which we have?

Basically a "we're holier than thou, how dare you criticise us!"

Also, maybe i'm missing a few braincells in my old age, but what part did "US logistical support" play in the falklands?
 
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Just tell the chavs that they'll be paid in WKD and Burberry, we'd have the nastiest fighting force the world has ever seen!
 

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Dogface said:
Goatman said:
Really? if Mr Bush wants an opportunity to redecorate his residence for the second time since 1812 - BRING IT ON SON ! :lol:
aver
Are you certain you could even deploy (much less employ) a force to do it again. :)
My dear old lad......charter flights to Cancun leave UK daily.........remind me HOW porous that Tex-Mex border is again ??? :lol:

I guess we could always ask for a loan of the Shitty-Kitty or the Queerbarge to help out ;-)

The fact is that if ,....ahem... " rogue Special Forces elements" (completely deniable) of Her Majesty's Armed Forces decided to stage a re-enactment of the Burning of the White House, I understand a high proportion of the US population would raise a loud cheer and flock to see the movie......
 

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#13
rats...I see the Kalifonian authorities have outed one of Hereford's Finest.....(note to Regiment: tell 'Dago' Davis he is NOT repeat NOT to use that Pancho Villa disguise again) :lol:
 

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