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#1 I think the Admiral is letting his ambitions for promotion, probably both for himself and his forces, overwhelm his better judgment.
An essential element of what they do is anonymity, to the point where they use ad hoc unit designations, assemble units from scratch for a given mission, then disassemble them afterwards.
This covers the gamut of operational concerns, be it national "plausible deniability", operational deceptions, or even "making it look like an accident".
Often it is much like the advice given to Bender by God in Futurama: "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."
Which is hard if a reporter for CNN is standing there, illuminating your position with a camera at night, shoving a microphone in your face and asking you what you are doing here on a beach in Somalia at 3am? Remember that Charlie Foxtrot?
Posted by Anonymoose 2012-02-09 08:22||
#2 #1 I think the Admiral is letting his ambitions for promotion, probably both for himself and his forces, overwhelm his better judgment.
Posted by Anonymoose
General Curtis E. LaMay might agree with you as well. I certainly do.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-02-09 08:48||
#3 Marcus Luttrell of Lone Survivor, via his Facebook page, as been asking for more silence....Doesn't think it's good for the teams.... and he is still extremely close to the teams.
Posted by Sherry 2012-02-09 14:55||
#4 The screwup that got his team killed then ghostwrote himself to heroism is suggesting WHAT?
Posted by Zebulon the Batty1394 2012-02-09 15:16||
#5 Ouuuuuch !!!! That is going to leave a mark for sure Zeb.
NOTE TO SELF: Be sure to integrate and coordinate the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) INFIL/EXFIL and LZ security plan into the CONOP prior to the SP.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-02-09 15:44||
#6 To say that, "The better part of valor is
discretion" is nearly to admit to the buffoonery of Falstaff, but valor is not enhanced by the lack of discretion either. LTG Vaught is right on this one.
Your son, and my son depend on OPSEC. Loose lips, sink ships, helicopters, trucks and troops.
McRaven, shut your pie hole.
Posted by rammer 2012-02-09 21:39||