US unhappy with UK Tactics

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  1. I think that we could say the same about their tatics with the blue on blues they have had with us?

    Waiting for incoming.... from our cousins over the water!
  2. What exactly are they unhappy about? :roll:
  3. Maybe we should pull out all troops now, seeing as we're not up to scratch. See how they manage on their own. Anyway, you can guarantee that wherever this rumour started, it probably wasn't started by American troops.

    Pinch of salt.
  4. So what exactly are the aspects they're allegedly unimpressed by? The report says nothing about that.

  5. It doesn't go into any detail - so maybe it's the usual duff gossip
  6. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Sounds made up, based on some second hand waffle. No sources, just mentions 'reports', what might they be then? No specifics at all really.

    I'm sure our cousins across the pond would be communicating any and all issues at a much higher level than the press.
  7. More sterling reporting from Sky News. :roll: No sources (quotable or otherwise), quotes or context for these "suggestions."

    The phrase "sh!t-stirring" leaps to mind.
  8. Probably the fact that we don't just shoot indiscriminately in a 360 degree arc whenever we're attacked! :wink:

    However, I still remember from the early days in Afghanistan the US being unhappy with the way the Royal Marine's were engaging the enemy. The Taliban were using their usual tactics of attack and retreat, and the Marines were doggedly following and engaging them for weeks on end. 8)

    The US then put in their 'specialist' Mountain Rangers to 'sort' Terry out once and for all. I believe they gave up after about 4 days, because the terrain was too rough for them! 8O
  9. this is typical reporting for domestic American consumption.
    its so the US public (the warmonger type) can point the finger at the forigners and say "Its YOUR fault we are losing"

    you would honestly think they were allready covering thier butts with an excuse in case of defeat.
    but i'm not that cynical........................... am I?
  10. too many good reports from america thanks to Obama.

    time to sh!t stir
  11. Reporter asks HUtton "so what about the yanks not liking the way we are fighting this war then".

    Hutton replies "loadsa bollox - We will not change our tactics in Afghanistan on the basis of uncorroborated and unsourced gossip from people who don't have the courage to put their names to their remarks"

    Looks like he knows what journos are like.
  12. Possibly some spin by their DoD to cause a reaction by our forces.

    Luckily for them we're quite restrained (Notwithstanding Dannet. Jackson Et al) otherwise we would let rip regarding all their failed, meaningless foreign polices and inept military doctrine

    So sh1t stir away septics, but stand-by . . . . . . . .
  13. Whatever tactical failings the UK has, nothing is as bad as joining a war 2 years late! :D

    Upholding the centuries-long tradition of US/UK bickering...
  14. And special advisors, and ministers briefing journalists in the lobby....