You can lead a staff to water, but you can't make them think!
A comment was made recently from a multinational officer regarding serving at Army headquarters (you pick the Army):
"Headquarters is where a pat on the back is just Recce for a knife!"
Which of these can carry more bombs?
OK, that is a trick question, the Triple E can carry enough bombs to reduce a major metropolitan city to dust, it just can't use them.
Which one can go further on one tank of gas?
OK, this is also a trick question, the Triple E can sail half way around the globe on a tank of gas, but then it carries more fuel than all of the F-35s we will ever buy put together.
Which one costs more?
Also a trick question, at current LRIP production numbers, the Triple E is only $4million more than the F-35A and it is $65million less than the F-35B.
Method/Technique: used in the phrase: “That’s a method...a technique.” Translated – That’s a really screwed up way to execute this operation and you will probably kill your entire unit. But if you want to do it that way – go ahead.
Bar in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine has a cocktail called "the cemetery of reason/common sense". I wonder if it is about Crimea or the US Congress
Tweet depicting a bar in Simferopol with "10% discount for employees of FSB and GRU"
From The Telegraph: big negligent discharge.... "HMS Argyll was moored at Devonport Naval base in Plymouth when the 9ft missile suddenly shot out of its starboard side during a training drill. Workers watched in disbelief as the tube-shaped projectile flew through the air before blasting a hole in a security fence and slamming into a storage container." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/defence/10697895/Navy-warship-accidentally-fires-torpedo-at-nuclear-dockyard.html
Read in a new Army document....
"...the Army ends chaos"..
Retort from a LTC
"yes! we overwhelm it with bureaucracy, the real 7th Warfighting function, and then they surrender! But you need a O-6 signature before that surrender is valid."
Ok, this isn't really satire, but here it is. This infuriated me so much, I decided to look at the NDAA and figure out what else we could get for the cost of ONE F-35.
Each of the items on this list is less than the cost of ONE F-35B per the 2014 NDAA.
- 1/2 of an LCS
- 1/2 of an AFSB
- SLEP 12 LCACs
- 1564 Javelins
- 13 Reapers
- 3 MV-22
- 8 AH/UH-1
- 6 Apache Block III
- 21 Kiowa
- 6 Chinooks
- 2520 Hellfire
- 158 TLAM
- 5 MH-60R
- 536 MATVs
- 136 LAVs
- put the well deck back in the LHA-7
- a full squadron of Colonial Vipers for Battlestar Galactica.....
Here is the kicker, for the cost of ONE F-35B you can cover the basic pay and BAH in Camp Pendleton for 1 ENTIRE Marine Regiment AND 3 ADDITIONAL Artillery Battalions for a year!!!!