What Defeating ISIS Would Look Like by Kurt Schlichter

Only an infantryman would write like that.
My only complaint: he writes that logistics types would work 22 hour days. idk what's happened to the army since I left. In my day, the infantry logisticians worked 26-30 hour days, with 1 or 2 hours sleep in place, then repeat.
As I said a few months ago, we could have put 1 American Armored Division in Kurdish land, and faced it north towards Russia and Crimea. At the same time, put 1 Ranger battalion, and 1 pissed-off NG division with no ROE in western Ukraine and Poland. Problem solved.

Posted by Casey Klahn at November 17, 2015 11:32 AM

This is a lot like what I've been advocating since ISIS became an issue in 2013. Nice to know I'm not alone in believing this is the way to go.

Posted by Jimmy J. at November 17, 2015 4:33 PM

When do we saddle up?

Posted by I.C.Nielsen at November 17, 2015 5:08 PM

Yeah - we're all going to need our running shoes when WW III starts.

Posted by Casey Klahn at November 18, 2015 5:30 AM

"On Nov. 17, Russia sent nearly 40 heavy bombers and escorting fighter jets on a massive air raid in Syria."

Link http://warisboring.com/articles/russian-heavy-bombers-fly-huge-raid-in-syria/

Smokin' rockets, commander. TU-160 carries 40 tons of bombs at Mach 2. Add a sky full of cruise missiles and fighters.

The Russians don't dink around like Pajama Boy.

The WWII B17 carried 4,500 lbs of bombs on long range missions. 2.25 tons.
40 Russian bombers carrying, say, 35 tons each is 1400 tons total, divided by 2.25 is 622.
So 40 Russian bombers is the equivalent of a 600+ B17 raid.

B52 carries 35 tons.

Posted by chasmatic at November 18, 2015 6:40 AM