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2021-07-20 Iraq
Iraqi army needs US training and support, but combat troops have to go: PM Kadhimi
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Posted by trailing wife 2021-07-20 00:03|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [213 views ]  Top
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#1 Maybe they just need diversity training from the REMFs.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-07-20 04:08||   2021-07-20 04:08|| Front Page Top

#2 "Give us money and take some of us to the U.S. to enjoy the strip clubs, but don't you dare try to keep Iran from controlling us!"
Posted by Rob Crawford 2021-07-20 07:40||   2021-07-20 07:40|| Front Page Top

#3 Contract out
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-07-20 08:11||   2021-07-20 08:11|| Front Page Top

#4 fuck the iraqis
Posted by Chris 2021-07-20 10:12||   2021-07-20 10:12|| Front Page Top

#5 The Iraqi army still needs their forces for training.

What have they been doing the last 20 years?
Posted by Skidmark 2021-07-20 12:53||   2021-07-20 12:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Are they teachable and why should we do it?
I just pulled out Kenneth Pollack's Arabs At War and scanned the chapters on Iraq. The Iraq army can dig, their staffs can plan, but they have a history of being unable to adapt or improvise at the small-unit level. What, pray tell, would we be teaching them?
Posted by magpie 2021-07-20 17:15||   2021-07-20 17:15|| Front Page Top

#7 What, pray tell, would we be teaching them?

Posted by Skidmark 2021-07-20 17:37||   2021-07-20 17:37|| Front Page Top

#8 I was thinking of the same video skid
Posted by Chris 2021-07-20 18:23||   2021-07-20 18:23|| Front Page Top

#9 The fascination America has for teaching modern warfare to spiteful barbarians who hate it is so suicidal, it's as if mass demonic possession were involved.
Posted by Dron66046 2021-07-20 20:47||   2021-07-20 20:47|| Front Page Top

#10 Dron, in 2015 we had been teaching modern warfare to the Iraqis for twelve years. Nonetheless, when faced with the expansion of ISIS after the Obama pullout, the Iraqis without Americans there to stiffen their resolve were rolled up like a cheap rug.

It seems to me that one lesson of all the joint exercises is how suicidal it would be to go to war against a fully engaged America.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-07-20 21:45||   2021-07-20 21:45|| Front Page Top

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