MIL Article on why Arab armies lose wars.

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  1. hitnrun99

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    he hit the nail on the head talking about the gap between the enlisted and officer corps, and how they have no effective NCO corps to bridge that gap. this quote pretty much sums it up.

    highly centralized control AND execution is a horribly innefficient way to wage a modern war, especially when the enemy is often capable of severing communication links in the first hours of a war.

    it was often observed that in WWII, when the Captains and Lieutenants went down, the junior Sergeants, and often the Privates, were able to make command decisions and rise to the leadership role. this is very, very rare outside of the US, where most countries don't develop strong NCO leadership skills.


    i think overall he made some excellent points, from a military standpoint. you don't have to be an expert on Islamic culture to point out shortcomings in military conflicts.
     
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    Don't you have a street to be rioting in or something?
     
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    Actually, I believe that he's not being arrogant but instead he's just showing us his observation of the treatment of the Arab enlistedmen because he does continue with more examples of how Arab enlisted are used and intentionally deceived. The author himself is fairly well versed in the Arab world (he served 8 years in various Middle East countries) so I think that he may have just come off as being arrogant to you, but in reality he's just making an observation. An observation that yes, the Arab hospitality is good and all but at the same time they do it at the expense of their soldiers and he shows this later on in the article.
     
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    Very well put article. Makes a lot of sense.
     
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    Yes, because training with Arab armies makes him arrogant and uneducated? Funny thing is, most of the qualities of Arab society and Arabs in general YOU posess. Hmmmmm :noes:
     
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    Maybe people would take you more seriously if your posts didn't sound like they're right off an Al Qaeda propaganda writer's notepad:ugh:
     
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    Osama bin Moron, nobody gives a shit about "arab hospitality," go bitch and moan on someone elses shoulder.

    Religion of peace MY ASS.
     
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    Listen, the author was just trying to point out shortcomings of the Arab armies (most importantly, our Arab allies) and the many little things that can greatly improve their capabilities. It has absolutely nothing to do with insulting them, you're just taking it the wrong way and out of context.
     
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    As hard as it is not to argue with such easily-beaten and ignorant rhetoric, you guys are only making him feel stronger because now he says "Hah, only a dumbass would disagree with me. Man, Americans are fucking stupid!!!11"

    Well-written article! :bigthumb:
     
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    :hsugh: I got this in my PM's:

    sub-forum ban ftw.
     
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    One point: The use of NCO's as a bridge between enlisted and officers is rare outside western style armies, not the just the US.
     
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    As ignorant as this would sound, I honestly wouldn't mind if we nuked the hell out of the entire middle east.
     

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