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Posted in: Finnish PM says joining NATO will strengthen security See in context

Heh, Heh, Heh... Russia is scared.

Look up a certain individual named Simo Hayha, and an incident known as the Winter War.

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Posted in: Driver hits 78-year-old man; then takes him home where he later dies See in context

A similar incident happened in Hill Valley, California, in the 50’s. A local man took a pedestrian he hit to his home, to recover.

Except the victim was an 18 year old kid identified only as “Calvin Klein” and was never heard of afterwards.

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Posted in: Ukraine omits Japan from list of countries thanked in Twitter video See in context

Same as in Desert Storm. Japan was intentionally left out of the US full page letter of appreciation, because they only provided billions of dollars, and minesweeping operations, but no boots on the ground.

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Posted in: 10 confirmed dead after tour boat with 26 goes missing off Hokkaido See in context

No. EPIRBs are not mandatory on Japanese vessels.

And strangely enough, VHF radios aren't either.

Only in the below 20tons class “Small vessels” which this boat was. To operate a small vessel as a commercial craft, the operator only needs to take a 3 hr safety course.

The boats are required to take a mandatory safety inspection, yearly, but it is on the same standard as private leisure craft.

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Posted in: French prosecutors issue international arrest warrant for Ghosn See in context

Semper Fi,it was ex US service person,that help spring him from Japan

They were ex-Green Berets, not Marines. So, “De Oppresso Liber.”

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Posted in: Infant’s body found at trash disposal site of apartment in Kawasaki See in context

Kawasaki…. Not quite Yokohama, not quite Tokyo, and the worst of both…

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Posted in: Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war See in context

Just saying that providing or accepting coalition forces and military aid is more a diplomatic gesture, and not the best metric to measure military strength.

There are political constraints, acceptable limits of attrition, public opinion, etc.

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Posted in: Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war See in context

Russian army is so inept it needs foreigners to do the fighting for any chance of victory.

The US had several coalition partners in Vietnam and Afghanistan. Look what happened there.

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Posted in: 2 anglers referred to prosecutors over damage to rare island plants See in context

Chichi and Hahajima are amazing.

These guys, probably thought they were just doing some backyard trailblazing. As others have mentioned, perhaps more public awareness effort, such as signage could have prevented this incident. Then others would complain about the “signs ruining the pristine nature.” Because…. This is JT….

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Posted in: Japan FY2021 fighter jet scrambles 2nd highest See in context

I’ll admit, I am biased toward the A10 and attack choppers.

They saved countless grunt lives. I wish there was a way to put that effectiveness and raw destructive power into a platform that would survive a neer-peer conventional war.

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Posted in: Japan FY2021 fighter jet scrambles 2nd highest See in context

Yes, that was in the early phases, where lighting-fast advance and securing of key terrain was the main objective. Once the T-ban were scattered and the logistic and rear echelon elements moved in, so did the A10s. The war changed from “shock and awe” to “hearts and minds” village-to-village, door-to-door policy, and many a patrol or FOB was saved by A10s and Apache/Cobras when they had to literally snipe a machine nest or sniper out of a cliffside.

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Posted in: Japan FY2021 fighter jet scrambles 2nd highest See in context

You are the expert, and you’re points are all valid. But, what is the probability of an enemy being able to field those systems in an environment where the air initiative is lost, and as a consequence —probably the ground initiative as well— in any significant numbers?

I’ve seen what a JDAM can do, and I’ve seen what an A10 strafing run can do. Both have a purpose, but I’d rather have the latter when my squad is danger close to the enemy.

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Posted in: Japan FY2021 fighter jet scrambles 2nd highest See in context

X-2 is already made obsolete by NGAD. But even with a 6th gen fighter, the F-35 is still the cornerstone of the USAF ground attack fleet. 

My bad, didn’t mean to intentionally waste your time and typing fingers. But informative anyways.

I meant to type “X-3” Japan’s “Shin-Shin” program, with an RCA that at least rivals the F-22 and 35, and can do Mach 2+ with better range than the F2. For context, I was referring to the crazy number of scrambles and the “need for speed” when intercepting bogeys, speed, that the F35 lacks.

Once air superiority is achieved and AD systems destroyed, ground attack could be done with zero-stealth, slow, A-10s, Apaches, and AC130s.

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Posted in: Japan FY2021 fighter jet scrambles 2nd highest See in context

This does outline the need to accelerate the X-2 program. The F-35, capable as it is, is not nearly as fast or heavily armed as the F-2 and F-15.

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Posted in: Japan FY2021 fighter jet scrambles 2nd highest See in context

How about just don’t insult neighbours and be nice?

How about china stop probing Japan’s response time as a prelude to war.

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Posted in: Russian military's damaged Black Sea flagship sinks See in context

While I agree that boots on the ground and air superiority are essential to winning any war, getting your soldiers/marines/aircraft to the area of conflict is done by sea.

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Posted in: Russian military's damaged Black Sea flagship sinks See in context

As I once said, Navies with all their impressive warships are completely outdated and of no real military use. 

May be true of the battleships, but not Carrier Strike Groups and littoral combat ships.

70% of the world is ocean, 80% of global trade passes through it, and 80% of the world’s population lives within 300km of it.

Controlling the open seas and littorals is still very much a necessity.

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Posted in: Waiting for a bite See in context

“Teach a man to fish and he’ll drink beer on a pier all day, while occasionally quipping, nothing bitin’ today, eh…”

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Posted in: Once vilified, GSDF now seen as indispensable deterrent in Okinawa See in context

@Desert Tortoise

If the JGSDF are as well trained and equipped as the JMSDF forces I have cruised with during my time in the Navy I would say they are anything but paper tigers.

I mentioned in another thread that we occasionally did combat simulations with the GSDF, using MILES-like laser gear. I can say from experience, that they are no pushovers.

We also hosted several SDF junior NCOs every year for PME exchanges like, corporals course and vehicle commanders course, scout sniper, infantry leaders, martial arts instructor course, etc….

There were 5 SDF soldiers in my corporals course of 48 students, and they all placed within the top 10 in all the proficiency tests and PFTs.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested after stimulants found in his work desk See in context

He shoulda just stuck to chasing his espresso with a Monster….

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Posted in: Once vilified, GSDF now seen as indispensable deterrent in Okinawa See in context

@Peeping Tom

To-may-toe To-mah-toe…

I’m posting from my phone, autocorrect doesn’t seem to argue…. Agree with me today.

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Posted in: Once vilified, GSDF now seen as indispensable deterrent in Okinawa See in context

The “Nai-cha” or mainlanders who immigrate to Okinawa are the most vocal anti-US, anti-base crowd.

They come to Okinawa with their big-city liberal socialist ideals, and delusions of a tropical utopia, and are shocked by the reality of the security situation on the Rock. Then they start pointing fingers. “It must be all these US Marines provoking hostility.”

The locals are mostly fatalistic and realist, and recognize the important role the US and SDF play, especially in the Yaeyama island group.

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Posted in: 'What are you doing to my woman?' attacker asks man feeding stray cat in Tokyo park See in context

My greatest regret about living in Japan is that I'm not allowed to fight

That is a common misconception. Although the freedoms of “Castle Doctrine” and “stand your ground” that exist in the US don’t exist in Japan, the laws regarding self defense state that; one may respond with commensurate force if attacked, and may use the minimum amount of force necessary to restrain an attacker or prevent an attack on a third party.

The white knights looking to deal vigilante justice and respond physically to verbal attacks are usually the ones who perpetrate this misconception.

Also, the legal system tends to categorize striking as more violent than grappling/submission.

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Posted in: 'What are you doing to my woman?' attacker asks man feeding stray cat in Tokyo park See in context

Well, the woman “married” to the Eiffel Tower and guy “married” to his Chevy and cheating with a Mercedes (not joking) might sympathize with this dude. There’s a scientific term that, I forgot, for individuals who feel a marital bond to non-humans and inanimate objects.

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Posted in: Thinking of sleeping your way up? Don’t! Shoko Nakagawa has stern message for showbiz hopefuls See in context

Johnny Kitagawa should have been taken down Harvey Weinstein style when he was still alive. Now that he’s dead, he’s basically canonized in industry as a “pioneer” and “visionary genius”…. puke….

This guy and his wife were the biggest pimps of pretty boys (some younger than 15) to pederasts in the industry, not to mention Kitagawa himself being infamous for “tasting” the goods.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. remote island defense drill revealed to press See in context

Although the photo doesn’t show the entire squad of Marines, the lack of M240s and the suppressed M27s and crash-style helmets suggests these aren’t Marines from an ordinary infantry company.

Probably an assault team, Recon, or some form of MAGTF.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. remote island defense drill revealed to press See in context

one container with 1000 drones controlled bij AI with every drone armed with a granat .. is 100X more efective as these teh army .. 

Drones or UAVs of that size could probably only hold a payload the size of a single bullet, with a flight time of 15 minutes and would rely on existing communications networks to control it.

Meaning that it is highly susceptible to EW (Electronic Warfare) countermeasures and useless as a lethal weapon.

It doesn’t matter how many drones you put in the sky. To win a war you need to put boots on the ground.

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Posted in: China Eastern plane with 132 aboard crashes in southern province See in context

Buttery smooth touchdowns, gentle braking, the exact opposite of the assault landings on Southwest Airlines.

Someone once told me it’s because Southwest hire a large amount of former Navy aviators, who are trained to slam the bird on the deck, as opposed to the skimming landings of Air Force pilots.

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Posted in: Tom Cruise heading to Cannes for 'Top Gun' sequel premiere See in context

The trailer showed a brief shot of an F-14. The only nation that still flies F-14s is Iran.

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Posted in: Clean-up begins after 7.4 quake shakes northern Japan, killing 4 See in context

The Shinkansen once again proved its safety. Any other high-speed train would be lucky to survive with only a derailment and no injuries when applying the emergency brakes at 300km/h+ in an earthquake of that intensity.

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