About Taliban military comander cought Page 2
|February 21st, 2010||#11|
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Do you think it is an easy task to plan and organize an ambush on militarypersonel from the west?
On the other hand, most nutters with a laptop and a link up can find workable blueprints of IED,s online.
Old artyshells litter that entire nation.
The more leaders you take out the less people capable of mounting a largescale attack somewhere else..
Will there be a new one ready to fill his spot? Undoubtedly.
Will he be as well trained/educated as the previous one? Not as clear cut.
Will there eventually be a shortage of people capable of mounting large scale attacks? Yes there will.
Will we take this thing as far as we need? Hardly.
With the MTV attention span we have chances are slim we will do what it takes.
"We are the pilgrims, Master
We shall go always a little further,
it may be beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or glimmering sea..."
|February 21st, 2010||#12|
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I hope you are right KJ. I'm not as optimist as you.
I'm not a military strategist. But If I can use my team management skills on this topic. Taking out the head of the pyramid from time to time can have good systemic effects.
He might be replaced by someone more skilled or just someone different who might try different ideas... And ideas survive to bullets and guided missiles as you know...
On the long term, it's a bad thing, that's for sure.
|February 21st, 2010||#13|
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Ultimately this is a good thing - it results in dislocation, due to his capture, which interferes with the current C3I network for the Taleban. Long term he will be replaced as will anyone in a hierarchical environment.
The question is, how does Nato exploit this dislocation? It certainly won't have any bearing on current ops, but do we have the flexibility to mount simultaneous ops to exploit "intelligence" gathered and use it fruitfully and promptly.
Still anything that degrades the Taleban is to be welcomed.
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