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YZT580

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Okay! I'll disagree on the food. Any nation that consumes Croque Monsieur and Moules in garlicky broth has limited taste buds. The beer and the chocolate (Mmmm, Neuhaus) is fine, though. I even got along with frites with mayonnaise.

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Jambon ancienne (I think that was it) is great meal that will fill you up and I will second on the beer, especially the abbey ones
 

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Question for your infantry types. Seeing the pictures of the Russian Trenches and their gawd-awful lack of sanitary discipline, how do you folks maintain a relatively clean and orderly defensive position?
Inherent discipline and hygiene.
It’s just not sanitary disciple they lack, the positions look like a drunken teenager camping spot.
No camo, no real attempt at shellscrapes, not sense to layout etc.

Pitiful
 

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Apparently, we have four (4) holes now....

A 200 m hole.... how much explosive power would you need to do that FFS?


BREAKING: The Swedish Coastguard has found a 4th leak from the Nord Stream pipelines. It comes from Nord Stream 2, is located in Sweden’s Economic Zone and measures 200 meter in diameter.

The Danish Energy Agency confirms the fourth gas leak in the Baltic Sea
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The one pipe on Nord Stream 2 has not one, but two leaks, confirms the Danish Energy Agency according to Ritzau.

The announcement comes in the wake of the Swedish Coast Guard saying earlier today that they had found a fourth gas leak in the Baltic Sea .

The Danish Energy Agency was made aware of the leak on Thursday morning by the operator of Nord Stream 2.

- It just means that the gas in the pipe that was damaged runs out a little faster, says Kristoffer Böttzauw, who at the same time does not expect that there may be more leaks on the pipes in the Danish zone .

- We have a fairly good grasp of where these leaks were. And the leak that is on Nord Stream 2 is relatively close to the leaks that are on Nord Stream 1.

There is thus still a gas pipe on Nord Stream 2 that is intact . This is because each Nord Stream connection has two gas pipes.

The expectation is still that the pipes will be emptied of gas on Sunday.

 

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Question for your infantry types. Seeing the pictures of the Russian Trenches and their gawd-awful lack of sanitary discipline, how do you folks maintain a relatively clean and orderly defensive position?
In addition to camp discipline/routine, layout management and control/oversight by NCMS that the other folks pointed out, we generally also have fairly robust support down to the Coy/Sqn level that facilitate removing garbage and bringing forward materiel to support hygiene matters. Granted it is lower priority but can be easily ramped up when tempo is low and opportunities exist.
 

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"The conversation with the Prime Minister of Canada was, as always, very specific and concerned primarily how Canada can increase support for Ukraine. Among other things, demining was discussed. Canada has both the appropriate technology and the appropriate humanitarian ambitions.

I invited Prime Minister Trudeau to lead a global effort to clear our land of Russian mines and projectiles. Due to the Russian war, Ukrainian land is one of the most contaminated by mines in the world. And while there are similar examples of large-scale mine contamination around the world, we must do what others have not done: we must set a precedent for rapid and large-scale demining, not leave this problem for decades. I thank Canada for its willingness to help us."

It does sound like the landmine problem is very concerning. I'm sure some of you know this guy Ryan. Pretty good book as well.
 

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Apparently, we have four (4) holes now....

A 200 m hole.... how much explosive power would you need to do that FFS?


BREAKING: The Swedish Coastguard has found a 4th leak from the Nord Stream pipelines. It comes from Nord Stream 2, is located in Sweden’s Economic Zone and measures 200 meter in diameter.

Yes. If you are doing what essentially is a reserve demolition, you always set 2. The question is, were they time delayed 'pigs' sent down the pipe by Russia, or previously laid subsurface charges from all the Russian sub activity in the black sea back in '17. Given the seismic readings the latter is more likely.

Is unlikely to be a torpedo or depth charge as the area is under heavy and constant observation acoustically, and alphabet agencies/SF of whichever NATO country is unlikely as it would be a massive breach of trust in the Alliance (even if the aim was to set up conditions so that Scholtz cant go 'neutral' when the cold German public threatens his position)

But as a waving red flag warning to the west that their power and data cables, as well as other pipelines, Could just as easily be destroyed by ELF/VLF command detonated subsurface mines.

That would however be a nice legal point. Would it be enough if an Article 5 event if it was in international waters and nobody was killed to get NATI to commit to conbat with Russia?
 

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Question for your infantry types. Seeing the pictures of the Russian Trenches and their gawd-awful lack of sanitary discipline, how do you folks maintain a relatively clean and orderly defensive position?
Discipline, trade knowledge, robust lines of support....

Basically everything that you do on ship to keep it from looking like a fishing trawler full of drunks.

Russia has none of those three so... here we are
 

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"The conversation with the Prime Minister of Canada was, as always, very specific and concerned primarily how Canada can increase support for Ukraine. Among other things, demining was discussed. Canada has both the appropriate technology and the appropriate humanitarian ambitions.
Well, let’s send them half our EROC fleet since the PYs were never allocated for Canada to crew even half of the capability. Maybe they want the ROMEX too?
 

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Free advertizing for Elon Musk's Starlink - but it also raises the question of what are the actual communications needs and how best can they be cheaply provided.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/xr8njw
IO/IA/C5ISR is Blitzkrieg for the 21st Century. There I said it.

Where are Blitzkrieg used maneuvre, speed, and combined arms to move faster and with greater flexibility than your enemy; what were seeing from Ukraine is info Blitzkreig.

Ukrainians are able to locate, inform, target, and verify faster than the Russians. They're using COTS drones, cellular, and other comms to out think and out inform the Russians.

When you have secure, encrypted, satellite comms flooding your AOR; you have a massive leg up in the IO dimension compared to your adversary.

Honestly, Starling is providing more strategic, operational, and tactical impact than any number of weapons effects coming from NATO.
 

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Question for your infantry types. Seeing the pictures of the Russian Trenches and their gawd-awful lack of sanitary discipline, how do you folks maintain a relatively clean and orderly defensive position?
Actual dug in defensive positions are farther up ahead of the platoon admin points. Some equipment will be right up in the trench, and some garbage/salvage generated- consumed ration packs, stuff like that. But part of our defensive routine is to consistently tidy stuff up, move trash to the back through platoon and company, and keep the position clean. Part of it is for sanitation, part is to minimize compromise of cam and concealment, but otherwise it’s just because we’re disciplined like that in any setting and defensive is no different I guess. You clean up your shit, and we instill that from day one.
 

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Most people on here likely know this. But defensive positions and hide states and conditions provide an immense amount of int on morale, equipment, training, logistics etc etc.
 

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IO/IA/C5ISR is Blitzkrieg for the 21st Century. There I said it.

Where are Blitzkrieg used maneuvre, speed, and combined arms to move faster and with greater flexibility than your enemy; what were seeing from Ukraine is info Blitzkreig.

Ukrainians are able to locate, inform, target, and verify faster than the Russians. They're using COTS drones, cellular, and other comms to out think and out inform the Russians.

When you have secure, encrypted, satellite comms flooding your AOR; you have a massive leg up in the IO dimension compared to your adversary.

Honestly, Starling is providing more strategic, operational, and tactical impact than any number of weapons effects coming from NATO.
Starlink is an asset - but keep in mind the vast majority of data is streaming from NATO ISR assets. Local UAS pick up from that.

A lot less COTS comms equipment though, we have sent a lot of Harris Radios…
 
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