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1 Bob Dillon  Tue, Oct 23, 2012 6:04:03pm

Only the ignorant and uninformed think bayonets are outdated. Nothing like a bayonet charge to put fear into your enemy.

Soldier who led Afghanistan bayonet charge into hail of bullets honoured
[Link: www.telegraph.co.uk...]

and
[Link: www.thinkdefence.co.uk...]
Bayonet Charge in Afghanistan
A great story from the MoD proving the age old truth that despite the improvements in modern equipment, courage and leadership will always provide a decisive advantage

2 Bob Dillon  Tue, Oct 23, 2012 9:04:35pm

Further: If one has not served in the military .
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and/or
Has not had a life threatening experience where:
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There is so much adrenalin pumping into you system that time goes slo-mo.
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In particular having this happen in a war zone with a weapon in your hand - then arm chair opinions carry little weight no matter what their rank or wannabe.
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Horses?
I am reminded of the last horseback robbery of a bank in Hemet CA.
The local PD and Sheriff had modernized - no horses. All mechanized with automobiles. The bandits rode into town, stuck up the bank and rode off over the hills. Doah - they got away.

Or the CIA Ops with the Northern Alliance in Afgh. Horses!
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Armchair military geniuses are a dime a dozen.

3 Bob Dillon  Tue, Oct 23, 2012 9:30:11pm

Considering the types of contingencies we have been involved in of late, I'll take one of each, actually two, if the logistics folks can provide.

Image: horsesoldier.jpg

4 researchok  Wed, Oct 24, 2012 12:30:10am
Armchair military geniuses are a dime a dozen.

No truer words.


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