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  1. Greetings! This should clear up the question of how the Corps is part of the Naval Service. ( The second highest decoration a Marine can recieve is the Navy Cross.) Here's an organizational chart: http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/organi...n/org-over.html http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/organi...n/orgopfor.html Pay particular attention to how the Fleet Marine Force is also under the CNO as well as the Commandant as a support role in the fleet.
  2. Greetings! I can attest personally to the lack of security that Cmdr. Marcinko found on too many bases and ships. I know that many CO's of these facilities were furious at being shown how really easy it was to sabotage, steal and terrorize these "top secret" areas. I'm sure that many career admirals and generals, had a vested stake in tar and feathering this guy, after he showed how stupid and irresponsible they were. I know one man who was involved in testing the security of Navy ships in Norfolk Naval Base. In one case he saw a work party loading stores onto a nuclear cruiser, so he simply picked up two cans of paint and walked on board! He went all the way to the ASROC torpedo room which was unlocked! He then called the quarterdeck and challenged their intruder alert force to find him. He was right there with the nuke warheads and had he been a real tango he could have exploded the nuclear material. After two hours of them searching for him he called the XO to turn himself in, they never found his hiding place! As for the guards that were hurt by Team Six---better a few lumps than being killed by tangos!
  3. Greetings! I believe the OICW/GL is the most unreal weapon there is, especially since we're finding out in real life its an SMG. The nade spam should be banned. But all the "original weapons" only gurus never have a problem with it! The SA80 is also better than the real thing but the zoom scope is realistic. So I'm usually going with the SA80 since I'm mostly playing demo missions. The A-91 in single shot isn't bad, but lacks zoom.
  4. Greetings! This isn't the first time an infantry service tried to aquire sea power of it's own. In WWII, Douglas MacArthur dismayed by the Navy's and Corps air power(rivaling the Army Air Corps), obtained some supply ships and actually commisioned a training program for Army seamanship. This was soon disbanded and given back to the Navy. As to the definition of sea power, it is properly defined by the ability to hold and control commercial shipping lanes and the ability to sealift men and material. The Army never came close and neither does the USMC, since they are 100% dependant on Navy mother ships, not to mention surface combatants to provide security and naval gunfire support. Correction: I had stated that the Commandant was under the CNO. That was the case until recently, in a break with tradition, they are both now of equal rank reporting to SecNav. Also the limitations of rank of USMC generals were abolished, when P.X. Kelly was made Chief of Staff.
  5. Greetings! @warhawk My last duty was comms, but I had some cross-training.
  6. Greetings! If you eliminate all resistance, then you should be given all the objectives by default---not fail them! I can think of nothing less realistic than worrying about whether or not to leave an enemy alive so as to continue the mission. With all due respect to the author of that mod, I suspect that it was an omission in scripting, rather than a plan.
  7. Greetings! Very interesting article, too bad the US didn't develop this!
  8. Greetings! Yes he was speeding, but that didn't cause the accident, his not seeing the Stop signal was the problem. That's my point---this has become an indictment of speeding, although if he ran that sign at 55mph that biker would still be gone. I can assure you that even in Florida, many areas will ticket you for 30mph in a 25 zone. This is often done just like they do on US301 in Starke, Fl. With a speed zone change every 50 yards. Another dirty trick is 5mph in a school zone---my speedometer doesn't read that low! It's all about the municipalities and the states creating revenue.
  9. Greetings! The only thing I can 100% agree with is this: USN USMC AIR Power Y Y SEA Power Y N LAND Power N Y anything else is a matter of degrees.
  10. Greetings! I had ignored that part of your comment since it wasn't one of your better efforts...but I'm glad you asked again! It's simple. Since the USMC doesn't really claim a few small landing vehicles to be a naval force(only you do), but merely seaborne by Navy ships---how can anyone civilian or military say they have a genuine naval force? You see how your point cuts both ways? You don't have to agree, but be consistant.
  11. Greetings! http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Central/08/18/j...t.ap/index.html The salient angle in this story and others is that the congressman's need for speed caused the accident and not the fact that he didn't see the stop sign. I fear this will be used as an excuse for more armed robbery on the nations roads by states eager for more revenue in fines for speeding. Even though there is correlation between excessive speed and fatalities, I can see this story being used to lower speed zones in some areas, thereby generating even more lucre.
  12. Greetings! Thank-you for making my point! So, since the Navy does have ground forces albeit not "major", the Marines amphibious landing vehicles do represent a sea force in exactly the same way! These small boats are borne by Navy ships of the line, whose ships are under Navy command. They are not solely even a true or "major" sea power but an extension of the Navy's sea power. If you minimize the Navy's land forces, then you also must minimize the Corps flotilla of landing boats and amphibious tracks. That's why the question could be answered both ways, but there is a more correct answer and that's the Navy, since the Commandant must answer to the CNO.
  13. Greetings! You mean those posh trees with cubism sculptures were glitches? I was trying to order a couple of those today from the landscaper, no wonder he didn't understand!
  14. Greetings! The question as I understand it, is a question that has more than one correct answer. This is often the case in those most difficult of tests---the Real Estate, Insurance, Banking or NASD series exams. The trick is to find the one answer that is THE MOST CORRECT ANSWER. In the case of the Jeopardy Show, a question like this shouldn't have been asked because I could make an argument for either the Navy or the Corps with equal vigor. They really should have given that person a chance to compete again on another show! @Warhawk You must of been a Hospital Corpse Man!
  15. Greetings! I'm surprised that this isn't a heated topic! The compensation issue concerning 9/11 casualties is something that is too unpopular to evaluate. And yet, the majority of deaths were of people who worked in the WTC. These were mostly people who had incomes way above average, and yes some very wealthy! Who's families were already protected by investments, group term life, and whole life insurance policies alone worth millions. Not to mention the workers compensation claims and the WTC causualty insurance claims. We know this, because this was the biggest single insurance claim incident in history. But the charities did not distinguish between the haves and the have-nots, nor did the generosity of the american people. And just as I haven't heard of to many well to do, retirees giving back their SSI checks, I haven't heard of anyone of the wealthy families refusing this charity. One problem with the current Social Security rules is that you don't have to be a citizen to collect. In fact you don't have to live here at all, which means that these paid out dollars don't have to be put back into this economy, but can be spent overseas. Immigrants come here, get tax-free incentives to establish businesses, and work here just long enough to insure an SS check. Then they go back to their native land and spend the SS award outside this country. But the lack of participation in this thread tells why this will only get worse---nobody cares!
  16. I'd be careful with this. Greetings! Col. David Hackworth said practically the same thing about "ticket punchers" and the system that promotes this.
  17. Greetings! Since your definition of having a sea force are a few amphibious landing craft, then I would like to put forth the Seabees as a major land force, since they truly are!
  18. Greetings! The truest correct answer is the Navy, since the Navy has the only sea power, it has air power, and it's land forces is the Marine Corps that is UNDER the Navy Department! @sotophantom You know better than to even dream that the USMC has it's own boats!
  19. Greetings! Tell that to Bernard Goetz who defended himself against admitted muggers on a NYC subway. He was charged with attempted homicide, then aquitted of that only to be charged with and convicted of a felony for owning an unregistered weapon. Something that he tried to get a permit for twice, but like most people in the People's Republic of New York, was automatically denied! New York's Finest did nothing then, and continue to do nothing, in a city where the only people allowed to carry weapons are the cops, the wealthy elites, and the criminals.
  20. Greetings! Since installing the new version I've noticed that many are having more trouble with TS than before the switch. I'm looking for a patch because I think this new version is buggy.
  21. Greetings! What I find very disturbing is just how many police officers want to abolish legal gun ownership. It's like they want only the government to bear arms---a recipe for totalitarian rule. Also, how willing they are to arrest those who legally own a gun in another state but don't have a permit while travelling through that officer's state( a cheesy call).
  22. Greetings! With all muscle car buffs on this site, I don't think hydrogen fuel cell engines are going to popular except for maybe lawn tractors.
  23. Greetings! I was just thinking about when AS Stealth Recon 2003 had started, I was left out in the cold with no way to enter the competition. So I got a couple of buddies to play each mission as they were released to the public and compared our scores. I can tell you this---if there had only been a team in the tourney at that time, recruiting for that tourney, I'd have joined instantly! I can't believe there hasn't been more responses from elite players in the community.
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