When did wars become so intractable and "unwinnable" in nature?
For example, why didn't we see old Nazi officers yelling "HEIL HITLER" immediately before blowing themselves up in Berlin cafes in the 1950s, or Japanese airline pilots screaming "BONZAI FORRA THE EMPERU" and crashing their fully loaded 747s into the ocean in the 1970s?
It seems like wars used to have a very clear beginning, middle and end and then they stopped and now every war is just everybody shooting everybody forever.
when people stopped setting clear goals that were actually realistic
bringing peace to the middle east isnt a goal neither is winning the war on drugs
if iraq was about oil, instead of finding weapons of mass destruction we could have won that. if it was simply fuck em lets steal all the oil theres a goal that one side can actually work on and succeed.
What is your opinion on this alien gun?
Ok didn't see one in the catalog. Just got my baofeng and am looking for some useful info on programing / and channels for it . I live in western Pennsylvania I can narrow down where I live more if that helps
Hold please, proceeding with dump. So I see you got the handheld mic? Are you the anon from the past week asking about the Chow Bows? Did you get the mic with the audio out?
Are British officers still usually upper class?
Do they get the same equipment and training as enlisted?
I'm not in the British military, but from what I've read, their officer corps seems to be a lot like what we have here in the states. Even in America, officers often (but not always) come from families that are generally a little better off, seeing as they could afford to go to college. That, or they were decent enough high school students to go to a service academy.
Not sure about the Army, but in the RAF they almost always act more upper class than the non-com. You can always smell an officer even in civi dress because they'll stick together in a corner and give disapproving looks to normal behavior like putting your genitals in taxidermy animals and puking over each other.
>Do they get the same equipment and training as enlisted?
Our pilots get given Breitling watches for free the cunts.
So who else wants one?
I want one of these really bad. Are they still commonly available?
All of the stores in my area are full of fudd guns and no one has a decent selection of surplus stuff.
Should I try an online auction site? Help me find a k-31, /k/.
So, OP when you get one take a look if you can find one with walnut stock. Also, the K11s are quite good and if you can find a K31, the K11 will be just as good.
Diopter sights are also a must have if you are really into the K31.
Battle buddy thread. All are welcome.
Welp I just shot a cat and it turned out to be my neighbors cornish rex. What do I so now?
Knife sharpening thread.
What do you anons like to use?
I'm just learning to use waterstones. I think I do ok but I go from 1k to 6k and I think I accidentally dull it sometimes. after the 1k the knife will cut paper half decent. I use the 6k and polish the bevel but it doesn't cut paper as good.
Is this because the rougher edge of the 1k has more burrs perhaps and doesn't catch the paper or something. Or am I just putting a few bad strokes into the 6k and rounding that edge I made on the 1k.
I'm thinking the 1k is actually easier to use because one or two strokes puts an edge on it if its half decent. So a mistake could be undone quickly. With the 6k I make a mistake with my bevel angle on one or two out of 10 passes and don't notice, or my last 3 passes arn't enough to fix it. Or something...
When will the British Army just get rid of this piece of shit lads?
Only after we make another 8 million threads about replacing it and the m4/. So get to work.
I don't know.
I'll never get used to holding the bloody thing. Gravity wants everything to go balls up, and it's fucking annoying and vaguely uncomfortable.
It'd be acceptable if it wasn't for the dodgy weight distribution.
is there a worse gun?
What happend to the surplus 7.62x54r?? Has it already dried up?
war in ukraine
people are reluctant to sell bullets for almost nothing when theyre being shot at. also the infrastructure to even ship it is mostly unusable. itll be a few years, minimum
I hear so many people saying that our troops, especially in infantry are dumb and useless because all they fight for is the needs of big corporations, Isreal etc. Alright let's assume everyone is too smart to enlist. Now we have no military, then what happens? We get steamrolled. Like a police officer even when they aren't need, its because their presence alone makes a difference. It's unfortunate our politicians push their bullshit and give these vets a bad name, but if you like it or not they are doing something that we need them to do. Their sacrifices aren't...
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I dont really care what people think of me or guys i served with, i met both the most intelligent and retarded guys i have ever encountered in the infantry even if most people wouldnt believe that.
I know what i did and what kind of person i am in extreme circumstances, had the honor of killing enemy in combat, suffered losing friends, and i understand if no one gives one solitary shit about any of it, why should they?
its my personal stuff and i make a point to not bring it up in social situations...
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Why doesn't the US have a network of (manned 24 hours) SAM batteries stationed throughout the country to deter potential intruders? Seems like a huge missed opportunity.
>to deter potential intruders? Seems like a huge missed opportunity.
Are you stupid or something? Who the fuck would invade by air?
US has been conquered through southern border. Maybe you should think about positioning automatic sentries on top of the Trump's wall. Because, you know, americans are already becoming a minority in a country they founded and are being displaced.
>Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. ChrisBogdansays the most common model of the plane, the F-35A, will hit $80 million to $85 million by 2019 and he expects the price will go lower, especially when it hits multi-year procurement in a few years. That price isin then-year dollars, and it includesan engine.