Foreign Military




 
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March 14th, 2004  
Greenie
 

Topic: Foreign Military


Just out of curiousity does anyone happen to know how other militaries work? I mean I know how intense ours is but what is it like in other countries?
March 14th, 2004  
soilder79936
 
 
other ranks other uniforms thats all i got to say
March 14th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 

Topic: Re: Foreign Military


Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenie
Just out of curiousity does anyone happen to know how other militaries work? I mean I know how intense ours is but what is it like in other countries?
Depends on the country, the purpose of their military, budget and population.
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March 14th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 

Topic: Re: Foreign Military


Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenie
Just out of curiousity does anyone happen to know how other militaries work? I mean I know how intense ours is but what is it like in other countries?
Welcome to the forum Greenie..

What military is "ours"?...

We have members from all over the world here, so is your questions about a particular country or ALL other countries military???
(VERY Broad question...)

RnderSafe has a good answer there..
Most countries have their own specialities, so it's quite impossible to answer your question.
March 14th, 2004  
Greenie
 
What I mean is like we have these super intense marines......and then the extremely elite SEALs and Green Berets etc...but like what do they have in a place like....china...do they have special forces or is their training like gym class compared marines training...
March 18th, 2004  
Idiotbox
 
http://www.militaryforums.co.uk/foru...wforum.php?f=8
about the only thing i could find on trainig outside the US, its antoher militery forum.

british marine fitness training:
http://www.mfat.co.uk/rm.php?page=rm1
March 28th, 2004  
Emuranger
 
Hi guys i just joined the forum.
I'm in the British army so I can give you an idea about our armed forces. Our army unfortunately doesn't have the funding that yours gets so a lot of the equipment is a little dated but our training is reckoned to be just about the best in the world. Our Marines are a much smaller unit than yours, there's only around 4000 of them. They go through whats reckoned to be one of the toughest selection courses in any army (the slogan for all the adverts is "99.99% need not apply"). They're also all rated as Commandos so they all wear the famous green beret.
March 28th, 2004  
Jtf2
 

Topic: In Canada..


We Got the JTF2 (Joint Task Force 2)

They are kept extremly secret but they do have a website...
March 28th, 2004  
acilius
 
The Super intense US marines are for the most part just well trained light or medium infantry as far as I know. Thet do have their share of special forces like the force recon, Scout/Snipers and so on but the line units are just plain old well trained infantry. Check www.specialoperations.com

What are special forces anyway? Are all troops that have a mission capability and training for anything other than basic "frontline" combat and directly supporting it Special Forces? If so, then even I belong to SOF, having served in an Airbase security and anti-SOF unit. On this grounds FDF rates its military police special forces. they after all have a speciial role mainly fighting enemy SOF. Finland has Guerilla, LRRP, Airborne Ranger, Coastal Jaeger and MP units for SOF use.

If however you only rate the SEALs, SAS or the SPETZNAZ and their like as SOF then the list will be very short. And in the end the role of SOF units is important but limited. The training level of the line units is IMHO what really counts.
March 28th, 2004  
Emuranger
 
In terms of special forces, us Brits have obviously got the SAS (Special Air Service) and the SBS (Special Boat Service). The only real difference between the two being that the SAS are inserted into combat zones by air and the SBS are inserted by sea. Both units have seen action in places like the Gulf, the Falklands, and Sierra Leone. There was also a hostage taking in the Iranian embassy in London back in 1980 that was resolved by the SAS abseiling down the side of the building and then storming the building by crashing in through the windows, so as you can see they also fill in a domestic role that might be taken up by the police in many other countries.