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1 posted on 06/27/2014 7:45:25 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Keep the command detonated ones. Get rid of the rest.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 7:47:40 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Citizen Zed

They are wrong.

The primary reason for mines is to shape the battlefield, to deny the enemy avenues of approach and access points.

Heck, we publish areas that are mined in order to accomplish this.

To say they restrict our own movements is insane.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT by Hulka
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I say that land mines may well have outworn their usefulness in traditional military expeditionary applications for the United States military.

One can see that in their transition from the Viet Nam era counter battery/mortar radar systems. Heretofore, they were always unidirectional (i.e., facing an opposition zone of say 90 degrees). Today’s Army has transitioned to 360 degree coverage - meaning there isn’t a defined and identifiable enemy. It is a defensive measure.

All this said and the implications thereof, I am wholly, irrefutably in favor mining the sh!t out of the US/MEXICO border to the max.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 7:49:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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I didn’t realize we were still making them. Aren’t anti- Personnel land mines banned under the rules of the Geneva Convention?


5 posted on 06/27/2014 7:51:45 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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But in a world of fast deployment forces,

You mean the ones dispatched to save the Benghazi Embassy?


6 posted on 06/27/2014 7:53:01 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Everyone’s an expert if you pay them enough money.

The landmines have a use. Very narrow but still a use.


7 posted on 06/27/2014 7:57:11 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Same thinking got guns removed from fighters before Vietnam. Same thinking said the Army didn’t need new tanks after WW2. It goes on & on...


8 posted on 06/27/2014 7:57:59 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Citizen Zed

There is a calculus to the battlefield. Land mines play a part in that calculus. If you subtract land mines from the arsenal, then you will have to increase the number of Soldiers to balance the equation. Which do we want? Which can we afford?


9 posted on 06/27/2014 8:01:48 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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I think we need many millions of them laid in a wide band between us and Mexico.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 8:05:37 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Citizen Zed

Well if Obama continues on there won’t be enough troops to lay them anyway.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 8:10:06 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Citizen Zed

I believe it was Russian General Zhukov who ordered troops to run across German mine fields. His belief was the casualty rate would be no higher than if they were running across a battlefield with no mines.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 8:27:35 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Read the fine print

anti- “personnel”

White people aren’t persons
Old people aren’t persons
Preppers surely aren’t persons
Tea party isn’t persons

etc.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 8:58:07 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Darn, now we can expect another shortage at Wal*Mart!


15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:28:19 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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