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U.S. Army slashing thousands of posts in major revamp to prepare for future wars

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U.S. Army slashing thousands of posts in major revamp to prepare for future wars

Looking at drone warfare in the Ukraine.

Automation wave coming to the US military-industrial complex too.

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The US needs to stock up on its munitions for self-security.

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Automation wave coming to the US military-industrial complex too.

You are spot on there "dagon".

Unmanned automated everything.

In the air, on the ground and on and under the sea.

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Looking at drone warfare in the Ukraine. 

Automation wave coming to the US military-industrial complex too.

Safer, more efficient, lethal, why would the not, saves our soldiers lives,makes perfect sense.

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 critical missions, including air-defense and counter-drone units and five new task forces around the world with enhanced cyber, intelligence and long-range strike capabilities.

While top brass love to make spectacle about future military posture to impress public, civilian leaders and congress to get more fund. The reality it will be done by 20 something kids, which being persuaded by recruiters

https://www.tpr.org/military-veterans-issues/2022-06-30/the-army-suicide-rate-is-at-its-highest-level-in-years-plans-to-reduce-it-are-getting-mixed-reviews

https://www.msnbc.com/all/murder-suicide-and-the-dark-side-military-recruiting-msna61071

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That’s one disingenuous way to cover up that you can’t recruit people. just say you don’t need the people you can’t get to join.

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learning a lot in Ukraine, helicopters almost worthless, seems drones will be playing a bigger role!

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That’s one disingenuous way to cover up that you can’t recruit people. just say you don’t need the people you can’t get to join.

I guess you didn't read the part about moving soldiers into new positions aimed at a possible future war with a peer enemy. The military is always adjusting manpower and spending priorities in response to changing threats.

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learning a lot in Ukraine, helicopters almost worthless,

Russian tactics and employment doctrine for helicopters are very different from those of the US Army in particular and NATO armies too. Do not draw too many conclusions about the efficacy of helicopters in combat from the Russian experience. Their Mi-24s performed poorly in Afghanistan four decades ago and they appear to have learned nothing from the experience. They use them like slow ground attack aircraft basically maximizing their exposure to ground fire.

US/NATO doctrine employs combat helicopters from difilade, using terrain and foliage to hide behind, with other aircraft, UAVs and mast mounted devices providing targeting so the helicopters can fire from difilade. Our old rule was to never fly above 50 feet above ground and we were taught various ways to hide and to navigate by reading the terrain. Often scout helicopters or UAVs find ingress and egress routes that allow the gunships to attack enemy ground forces from behind obstacles, allowing attacks without exposing the gunships to detection and ground fire. All very different from how the Russians employ their helicopters.

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If you ever look at a Longbow Apache you see a big mushroom looking sensor pod on top of the rotor system. The Apache can hover below the tree line and with that sensor see and target enemy tanks, launching missiles from protected positions then egressing behind foliage out of sight of the enemy. You never see Russian gunships do this. They can't. They lack the necessary sensors.

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In fact it means game over and the global South takes over the remainders. Not tomorrow or next month, but more on a near historical time scale of course. It doesn't really play a significant role, if they now find some more drone pilots and cyberwarfare experts for the US army, if Russians and Ukrainians make peace immediately or further kill and diminish themselves, if Europe, already with mass influx and geographically in the deadly sandwich position, now hastily produces some more tanks and ammo for Ukraine and themselves and comes up with a Napoléon scenario like Macron's. In fact that is all ignorant, much too late, completely useless, too costly and counter-productive. But go ahead, at least a small postponement of any size is not the worst case thogh, maybe still allowing our generation to age into coffins without having to experience civilization's end. With much needed additional random luck added, of course, otherwise we'll have soon to take a big sip already.

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zibalaToday 07:03 am JST

The US needs to stock up on its munitions for self-security.

Munitions will be considerably more effective if our allies haven't all been conquered by our enemies.

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