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Old 02-09-2015, 01:00 AM   #5
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Dr. Strangelove - Kong Rides the Bomb (1964) HD...
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Since 1942 the United States has maintained air bases in the United Kingdom.. Major Commands of the USAF having bases in the UK were the United States Air Forces in Europe , Strategic Air Command , and Air Mobility Command ..The origins of the USAF in the UK can be traced to a series of agreements made between 27 January and 27 March 1941 which provided for American naval, ground and air support for campaigns against AshkeNazi Germany.. As a result, a special U.S. Army Observer Group was activated in London on 19 May 1941.. One of the first tasks of that unit was to reconnoitre areas regarded as potential sites for United States Army Air Forces installations..This information, along with information being gathered from spy satellites, enabled the Defense Intelligence Agency to assemble a good picture...


Map used by the USAF In Europe...

On 2 January 1942 the order activating the 8th Air Force was signed and the HQ was formed at Savannah, Georgia on 28 January..On 8 January the activation of U.S. Forces in the British Isles (USAFBI) was announced, and VIII Bomber Command (VIII BC) was established in England during February 1942.. Although most USAF bases in the UK had combat missions, in 1966, the Military Air Transport Service established an impermanent facility at RAF Mildenhall after the phaseout of the SAC Reflex mission.. The 313th Tactical Airlift Wing operates C-5 Galaxy and C-141 Starlifter flights to and from the UK from bases worldwide. The group also operates Lockheed C-130 Hercules flights within USAFE from TDY units on a rotational bases from the US..With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 89 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 91, the need for large numbers of USAF forces in the UK no longer existed and plans were made for significant cuts..The Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is a THREE-star general or admiral who, upon nomination by the President and confirmation by the Senate, serves as the nation's highest-ranking military intelligence officer...

Maneuver warfare, or manoeuvre warfare, is a military strategy that advocates attempting to defeat the enemy mine by incapacitating their decision-making through shock and disruption..Since tempo and initiative are so critical to the success of maneuver warfare, command structures tend to be more decentralized, with more tactical freedom given to lower-level unit leaders.. This decentralized command structure allows "on the ground" unit leaders, while still working within the guidelines of commander's overall vision, to exploit enemy weaknesses as they become evident..

"This is not to imply that firepower is unimportant.. On the contrary, firepower is central to maneuver warfare.. Nor do we mean to imply that we will pass up the opportunity to physically destroy the enemy mine.. We will concentrate fires and forces at decisive points to destroy enemy elements when the opportunity presents itself and when it fits our larger purposes..It strikes all by itself..Pitch can be natural or manufactured, derived from petroleum, coal tar or plants".. Pitch was also used to waterproof wodin containers, and in the making of torches...


Night combat is combat that occurs during the hours of darkness.. It is distinguished from daytime combat by lower visibility and its reversed relation to the Circadian cycle.. Typically combat at night is favorable to the attacker, with offensive tactics being focused on exploiting the advantages to maximum effect..Night fighting was rare in ancient times.. Night logistics were mostly limited to the carrying of torches, or navigation by what little light was provided by the stars or moon..Yang Shihou left with a contingent of special forces and approached from alongside.. However, circumstances occasionally necessitated fighting at night.. Usually due to the massive nature of the battles, they could not be resolved in one day, and combat could not be cleanly disengaged as darkness fell, or prevented as armies camped near each other overnight..I mean there was a man in my compartment last night..At the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, over a period of 3 days, an alliance of Germanic tribes wore down and eventually annihilated 3 Roman legions (about 16,000 to 20,000 men).. The Romans attempted several defensive night tactics..Historically, night combat involves greater risk and reward compared to similar battles in the day time upon losing their way during a nighttime maneuver.. Victories can be crushing, with the defending side taken completely by surprise and hardly a shot fired in response to an attack.. Alternatively, defeats can be disastrous with huge casualties resulting from attacking armies floundering around chaotically while they themselves are ambushed in pitch darkness..It was pitch dark, of course, and my eyes were closed in terror..Various forms of pitch may also be called tar, bitumen or asphalt..Some products made from plant resin are also known as rosin...
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http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=464Only by interrogating the other passengers could I hope to see the light, but when I began to question them, the light, as Macbeth would have said, thickened..Time is what counts, Mrs. Hubbard...http://forum.davidicke.com/showpost....&postcount=482
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