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War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Feb 11th, 2015 at 8:15pm
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An interesting thing!
What forces would you use and how would you use them to get the best results against ISIS with limited casualties? ISIS has 40,000 fighters spread out through 2 countries. A very vast area. What would you use and how would you deploy them? Huh

  

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Re: War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Reply #1 - Feb 12th, 2015 at 12:32pm
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You arm Iraqi Kurds with armor, artillery, etc and use your ground troops to train them in combined arms tactics to push them out of Iraq.

After that, it becomes Syria's problem again.
  

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Re: War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Reply #2 - Feb 12th, 2015 at 4:31pm
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Danny Borden wrote on Feb 12th, 2015 at 12:32pm:
You arm Iraqi Kurds with armor, artillery, etc and use your ground troops to train them in combined arms tactics to push them out of Iraq.

After that, it becomes Syria's problem again.

I would imbed Kurds in with the 101st and use our mobility advantage to take out ISIS soft spots forcing then to concentrate into pockets/ cities or exposing re-enforcements to air attack on desert highways!
Once their forces are split the Kurds and Iraqi military can take them out one at a time!!
The only forces we would need id special forces and the mobile air Calvary! By Utilizing the air cal , their attack helicopters and air support we could hit a soft spot pick up and move 60-100miles and hit another before they could respond. This would drive them to their strongholds that can be worn down 1 at a time since they would be unable to re-enforce or re-supply without putting their re-enforcements at risk to air attack!
You don't need to put 50,000 amerians at risk to accomplish this! Huh Huh
  

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Re: War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Reply #3 - Feb 13th, 2015 at 4:04am
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The main problem with that is that the Iraqi Army is virtually worthless. The Kurdish Peshmergas seem to be the only ones that are actually worth a damn outside of American units.
  

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Re: War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Reply #4 - Feb 22nd, 2015 at 2:26pm
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Danny Borden wrote on Feb 13th, 2015 at 4:04am:
The main problem with that is that the Iraqi Army is virtually worthless. The Kurdish Peshmergas seem to be the only ones that are actually worth a damn outside of American units.

Note I did specify the Kurds! The main advantage we have over isis besides air power is mobility. Strike and move, strike and move. Do not hold ground but force ISIS into concentrated areas, control and stop any resupply from the air. ware them down. The death by a thousand cuts.
Remember as each strong hold is taken and they are forced to withdraw the desert makes a great killing field! Huh
  

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Re: War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Reply #5 - Apr 3rd, 2015 at 12:59pm
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Napalm.
  

Let's agree to disagree. I never said I was right, but you are definitely wrong!

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Re: War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Reply #6 - Feb 6th, 2016 at 7:54pm
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Redbeard wrote on Feb 22nd, 2015 at 2:26pm:
Do not hold ground but force ISIS into concentrated areas, control and stop any resupply from the air. ware them down.

The biggest fallacy of modern military thinking.  You cannot achieve any strategic change when you do not hold the ground upon which the enemy walks. 

That is why the last real victory was WWII.  Even the dropping of the bomb on Japan was a means to denying them use of the ground. 

Once we started body counts and winning hearts and minds, a clear military victory has alluded us.
  


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Re: War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Reply #7 - Aug 24th, 2016 at 6:23pm
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How to destroy ISIS.

1. Withdraw all U.S. forces from the Middle East. It is their fight, not ours.

2. Put an immediate moratorium all immigration into the U.S. of Muslims.

3. Develop our own energy resources, including fossil fuels and make us energy independent.

No, these measure won't get big headlines, and there won't be viral videos on youtube of ISIS strong hold being bombed by B-2s and such. But it will defeat ISIS.

  
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Re: War powers and limited ground troops to fight ISIS
Reply #8 - Oct 30th, 2016 at 11:56am
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Goose wrote on Feb 6th, 2016 at 7:54pm:
The biggest fallacy of modern military thinking.  You cannot achieve any strategic change when you do not hold the ground upon which the enemy walks. 

That is why the last real victory was WWII.  Even the dropping of the bomb on Japan was a means to denying them use of the ground. 

Once we started body counts and winning hearts and minds, a clear military victory has alluded us.


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