Are you a deist?

Posted 23Aug17. This is the closest thing to a belief system that I am comfortable with. I used to jokingly identify as a “Recovering Catholic,” but over the years my ideas – and humor – have evolved. I was amazed when I learned about the ingredients which go into the process of the manufacture of …

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Kobiyashi Maru – Army Style… or… Scenario-Based Training

Effective training rarely needs high-end technology and impressive graphics to truly be effective. In some cases, the basic ingredients require a checklist, a dry-erase board, an engaged audience, and a demented imagination.   “Bad Soup Scenario” Day VFR flight / ILS approach into Columbus 1648L, WX – overcast w/ 1000’ ceilings, 92̊ F, wind 030@30 …

Why should I follow you, in five sentences?

Posted 16Nov2017. …Because you want to, not because you should. …Because you may need detailed information on whatever questions I fail to completely answer. …Because I research and edit when I realize the mistake committed in #2. …Because you are stuck somewhere and/or need something to kill time with which doesn’t suck battery life or data. …Because I have no idea how …

If the US army suffered severe casualties, how quickly could a civilian force be made operational?

Posted 7Jul2017. As others have said, the likelihood of such a thing happening is remote… however, for the sake of this thought experiment, I’ll bite. “If the US army suffered severe casualties, how quickly could a civilian force be made operational?” Let me emphasize one particular portion: “…the US Army suffered severe casualties…” That right …

Could a main battle tank be used as mobile artillery?

Posted 12Jun2017. Heh. Combat tends to bring out some the more creative uses for equipment, and tanks-turned-artillery fits that old adage of “if it looks stupid but it works, it isn't stupid.” Afghans are often the masters of this concept: Asadabad, September 20, 2004 For the most part, I agree with many of the previous answers along …

What is Something You Refuse to do on Quora?

Posted 28Oct2017. I have an interest in Quora that could be best described as “fickle” at times. There are days when I will get stuck reading answers and feel like participating in the exchange of knowledge and perspective, and others when I avoid the repetitious baiting as they are often on the same level of …

How come more US military experts don’t weigh in on more topics in Quora?

Posted 1Aug2017. “Military experts” like these? I couldn’t tell you – I just found that site for the sake of finding out what exactly a “military expert” is. Interesting concept, though. Perhaps you mean “military folks”? Yeah, we’re here… a lot more of us retired, prior service, or active duty folks than I thought. Judging by …