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Document: U.S. Navy’s ‘How We Fight’

The following is the U.S. Navy’s How We Fight: Handbook for the Naval Warfighter, recently released by the service.

  • Marcd30319

    Document: U.S. Navy’s ‘How We Fight’

    Under the current regime, with both hands tied behind our back, and never for victory.

    • redgriffin

      So tell me how many wars do we have going at this time?

      • Marcd30319

        The article is about war-fighting, and my post was about the current regime and its “commitment” to victory.

        Lame question and an utter failed and overtly obvious attempt at mis-direction.

        • redgriffin

          MEOW!!!!

          • Marcd30319

            Your litter box is calling.

          • redgriffin

            At least I clean up after myself and know how to solve problems. Unlike some.

          • Marcd30319

            Given the fact that your litter box is calling you would seem to belie that assertion but I’ll take your word on your capacity on rudimentary hygiene and entry-level problem solving.

          • redgriffin

            I would say that all you are is a 6th grade bully in a school yard you have made a broad statement at the beginning and have never explained it or how your metaphors are right. So until you do just continue to watch the Donald on TV. I stick by the hard way to keep the peace by diplomacy.

          • Marcd30319

            Sorry if you feel so inadequate but that’s hardly my fault.

            As far as keeping the peace, make mine Reagan — peace through strength.

            P.S. – I did explain my statement in my initial response to your first posting here, but your lack of comprehension is hardly my fault.

          • redgriffin

            Was in at that time to but I never fell for the 600 ship BS and I have never felt the need to make a dissenter feel that only their ideas don’t matter. Also I always as clear with the reasons for my complaining and they never involved possible racist rants about the President because I respect the office and the thankless job that he does.

          • Marcd30319

            Pretty incoherent rejoinder, but not unexpected.

            It was the 600-ship navy and the forward maritime strategy that made the difference, but history is a bitch.

            Moyar’s and Stephens’ books pretty much dissect the current regime, and what a thankless job it has done.

          • redgriffin

            Was it that or was it that the US out spent the USSR? As History says it did.

          • Marcd30319

            Even longtime skeptics like General Bernard E. Trainor (see New York Times dated 23 March 1987) now admit that the Forward Maritime Strategy helped win the Cold War (see US Naval Institute Proceedings dated February 2008, pp. 40-42):

            By going on the immediate offensive in the high north and putting the Soviets on the defensive in their home waters, the Maritime Strategy not only served to defend Scandinavia, but also served to mitigate the SLOC problem. The likelihood of timely reinforcement of NATO from the United States was now more than a pious hope.

            With the emergence of an offensive strategy in the 1980s, a change in mindset was energized by concurrent dramatic advances in American technology, especially in C4ISR and weapon systems, that were rapidly offsetting Soviet numerical and material superiority in Europe. No lesser light than the USSR Chief of the General Staff, Marshal Nikolai Ogarkov warned that American superiority was shifting the “correlation of forces” in NATO’s favor. He called the phenomenon a “military technological revolution.” By the end of the decade the military threat from the Soviet Union was consigned to the dust bin of history and with it, the Cold War.

            So it was the strategy, and that is no BS.

          • Secundius

            @ redgriffin.

            You mean Reagan’s “Pipe Dream” of 600-Ship Navy. When he left Office in 1989, there were 592-Ship’s in the Fleet. After Bush Senior, left Office that number fell 471-Ships. After Clinton in 2000, 318-Ships. Bush Junior in 2009, 285 Ships. As of 2015, Active Ships 236-Ships with 44-Ship’s scheduled to be constructed. “So much for the Ronald Reagan, Legacy”…

          • jack

            Solve this: facts;18 trillion in debt, another obscene sum in unfunded liabilities, a decimated military with a dangerously low measure of combat readiness. Scenerio; our debtors come knocking but we dont have the cash. Solution; a) print more $$. b) Say sorry no gotz… and defend ourselves as we are attacked as a result. C) prit more $ and defend ourselves in war.

            Your Challenge: come up with a plan to avert a) b) and c) OR create d) which is a better way to deal with the inevitable.

  • publius_maximus_III

    Not bad, not bad at all. But not as good as the “Bluejackets Manual” — I still have my Dad’s old copy from his service aboard a destroyer in the Pacific during WW-II. Very practical, whereas this latest offering is more philosophical in nature. I think everybody who wears the USN insignia should serve at least one tour aboard a ship, to give them common understanding of the service they support — that includes meteorologists, dentists, computer programmers, corpsmen, cooks — you name it.

    • Navyjag907

      I agree. After my time as an infantry officer I did two tours at sea and lots of TAD time–made me a much better officer and JAG. Navy continued to promote JAGs who couldn’t be spared for war or sea duty but not my problem anymore.

  • Navyjag907

    How can I get a copy? Anybody…

    • publius_maximus_III

      Navyjag907 — click on the “download” icon just above the viewing frame and you can download the 92-page document as an Adobe Acrobat “pdf” file in short order.

      • Navyjag907

        Many, many thanks.

  • Secundius

    There are Technically FIVE Wars we (the USA) are currently involved in.
    1. Korean War, 1950-1953, but still active because NO PEACE TREATY was ever Ratified.
    2. War in Afghanistan, 2001 – Still Ongoing.
    3. War in Pakistan, 2004 – Still Ongoing.
    4. Operation Ocean Shield, 2009 – Still Ongoing.
    5. War on ISIL, 2014 – Still Ongoing.

    Since 1950/53, the United States has been actively involved in 21 Wars/Conflicts. Since 2001, 6 Wars/Conflicts. The American People are getting SICK OF WAR. And now there’s the Possibility of at least 2 if not 3 more War before 2025. When Does it End.

    Twelfth Century Axiom: Praetor, ever do the Illuminat of Arcanum conspriracy quest? Trust me, there are some good reasons to argue for genocide, as in, “It’s them or us!”…

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  • old guy

    I assume, from the blank pages above, that we don’t fightg

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