View Full Version : Combined Action Platoons

Alan D. Hyde
04-07-2004, 02:10 PM
Copied in part from my response on another thread:

As far as Iraq goes, I think he (Dick Morris) is wrong.

What might work best in Iraq would be an updated version of the Marine Corps CAP* strategy used in Vietnam.

What do you think of that, Bob Smalser, and others?


* Combined Action Platoon. See http://capmarine.com/cap/data.htm

[ 04-07-2004, 03:41 PM: Message edited by: Alan D. Hyde ]

Nicholas Carey
04-07-2004, 02:38 PM
HTTP 404 - File not found

Your link is broken

Alan D. Hyde
04-07-2004, 02:44 PM
Thanks, Nicholas.

There was a period after the "htm" that didn't belong there.

I deleted it; the link should work now.


04-07-2004, 04:06 PM
I think the best strategy is to ensure that the Embassy compound has an adequately sized and protected helipad on the roof. It would be good to ensure that we have enough deck space on available vessels so we don't have to dump helicopters overboard to make room for more incoming the way we did last time too.

04-07-2004, 04:34 PM
A helipad would be worthless, they damn marines would just abandon their troops at the embassy like they did last time.....

04-07-2004, 06:15 PM
Which "last time" are you talking about Paladin? I'm talking about this one:


They obviously needed a bigger helipad and more stairs/better access.

[ 04-07-2004, 07:17 PM: Message edited by: Meerkat ]

imported_Steven Bauer
04-07-2004, 08:36 PM
A guy I know was a crewman on the last chopper out. He can tell some stories!


Alan D. Hyde
04-08-2004, 10:41 AM
See the front page of today's Wall Street Journal.

They must have seen my post. :D


Alan D. Hyde
04-09-2004, 10:18 AM
The people of a nation are the sea in which its guerrillas swim.

If, through combined action, we win the hearts and minds of the people, the guerrillas must fail.

The USMC knew this in 1940. Lyndon Johnson, and others, forgot it in Vietnam. We must remember it now.