Military FAQ thread


zraver

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At leas tin the US military hhistorically imigrants where some of the bravest fighters. From hesisan deseters in the Revolution, to the Irish regiments in the civil war, through the European, Hispanic, and Japanese imigrants in WW2. Imigrants are not jaded by life and still beleive in the American dream and often feel very strongly about thier adopted country. Plus good conduct in the military is a fast track to citizenship. The wait is cut form 7 years to 3
 

Shingy

New Member
Generally you cannot be conscripted by a country unless you are one of its citizens... I'm pretty sure that's the same for Malaysia as well.
What i meant was since i am over here can they just conscript me and take me back to the UK.
 

bd popeye

The Last Jedi
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Man, that just sucks! I can't imagine having an army where the people aren't from my land, can barely speak my tongue. It's just distasteful! An army made of people not of my land. It's as if they'll defect, double cross, and am using foreigners.....
You can't be a member of the US military unless you are fluent in English..although some would dispute that...

In my 20 years in the USN the best sailors I ever had working for me or worked with were Filipinos. Period. The most military, respectful & squared away.

Read Zaver's post...The most decorated US Army unit in WWII was the 442nd infantry. Made up of Japanese immigrants;

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When the UnitedStates entered World War II in 1941, there were 5,000 Japanese Americans in the U.S. armed forces. Many were summarily discharged. Those of draft age were classified as 4-C, "enemy aliens," despite being US citizens.
In Hawai'i, however, a battalion of Nisei volunteers was formed in May 1942. As the 100th Infantry Battalion, they were sent to North Africa in June of 1943 where they joined the 34th Division in combat. By September 1943, they were sent to Italy where they saw fierce combat and came to be known as the "Purple Heart Battalion" due to their high casualty rate.

In January 1943, the US War Department announced the formation of the segregated 442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) made up of Nisei volunteers from Hawai'i and the mainland. In June of 1944, the 442nd joined forces with the 100th Infantry Battalion in Europe and incorporated the 100th into the 442nd. Due to the stunning success of Nisei in combat, the draft was re-instated in January 1944 for Nisei in the detention camps to bolster the ranks of the 442nd. Eventually, the 442nd RCT consisted of the 2nd, 3rd, and 100th Battalions; the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion; the 232nd Engineering Company; the 206th Army Band; Anti- Tank Company; Cannon Company; and Service Company.

Due to their outstanding bravery and the heavy combat duty they faced, the 100/442nd RCT became the most decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service. There were over 18,000 individual decorations for bravery, 9,500 Purple Hearts, and seven Presidential Distinguished Unit Citations.

Decorations - 100th Infantry Battalion and The 442nd RCT
8 Major campaigns in Europe

7 Presidential Unit Citations
9,486 Casualties (Purple Hearts)

18,143 Individual decorations including:

20 Congressional Medals of Honor
52 Distinguished Service Crosses
1 Distinguished Service Medal
560 Silver Stars, with 28 Oak Leaf Clusters in lieu of second
22 Legion of Merit Medals
4,000 Bronze Stars
1,200 Oak Leaf Clusters representing second
15 Soldier's Medals
12 French Croix de Guerre with two Palms representing second awards
2 Italian Crosses for Military Merit
2 Italian Medals for Military Valor
 
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Finn McCool

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Yes, nuclear subs are cooled by using sea water to cool the reactant coolant. IR might not be able
Hmmm...so then I suppose it would be possible to find them by finding the heated water around them. I guess my hunch was right. But there must be some problem with the idea otherwise I'm pretty sure some military would have used it.
 

Scratch

Captain
Finn McCool
Hmmm...so then I suppose it would be possible to find them by finding the heated water around them. I guess my hunch was right. But there must be some problem with the idea otherwise I'm pretty sure some military would have used it.
The problem in your guess is that IR detection requires electromagnetic waves in the infra-red wavelength wich are "seen" by a CCD. Now they suffer the same problem as every electro-magnetic wave in water, they won't travel far. For the same reason you won't see anything in a depth of some hundred yards, the sunlight can't go that far through water. A sub also can't communicate by radio in such depths for that reason (except perhaps ELF).
A system that only can detect other subs at distances less than let's say 400 yards isn't that helpfull, better stick to sonar.
Meassuring the water-temperature around your sub is also not a solution, dispersion in such a big space like an ocean with all it's drift won't give you better range either.
 
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sumdud

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Read Zaver's post...The most decorated US Army unit in WWII was the 442nd infantry. Made up of Japanese immigrants.
Yes, but these guys were American citizens, grown here, lived here, they love the land, and I'd trust them.
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Anyone know the min alt. and range for Asters?

It is possible to put a torpedo into a torpedo tube and launch it;Can the same be dude with tactical missiles like SAMs and ASMs on VLSs?
 
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zraver

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Then look at the relaibility and ability of the Irish regiments that fought on the side of the Union in the American civil war or the huge number of Eastern European imigrants who populated the ealry ranks of the Green Berets. The steadfast Loyalty of the French Forgien Legion in the service of France.

Or the Walloons, Danes, Norwegians, and others in Nazi SS service, Barbarian Auxilleries who fought to the death for the chance at Roman citizenship, Nepalese Gurkas in British service, the Cumans standing by Bela of Hungary vs the Mongols when none of his own Hungarian nobles would etc etc.

Imigrants thoughout history have proven steadfastly loyal under the most trying of situations.
 

tankee1981

Just Hatched
Registered Member
War Plans for PLAN

What is the likely plans for invasion of the Nansha Islands should the PLAN decide to take them by force? Thanks :D
 

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