Friday 24 May 2024

McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War


At 25 May 2024 at 00:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As opposed to high IQ troops in every other war?

At 25 May 2024 at 04:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

McNamara's Morons: Recruited as part of a program called Project 100,000. Its goal, as the name suggests, was to recruit 100,000 men each year who were otherwise mentally, physically or psychologically underqualified for service. These men all had IQs below 91, and nearly half had IQs below 71. From the Project’s launch in 1966, through its termination in 1971, it allowed 354,000 previously ineligible men into the military. Of these, 5,478 died in combat and 20,270 were wounded.

These men were aggressively recruited and pushed through training without having met even the bare minimum of standards set for them. They were sent into combat in large numbers and many died. They were promised greater benefits and opportunities as an incentive to join the military, but those who returned alive came home to broken promises and were abandoned by the government. It’s a largely forgotten and shameful chapter in American history. "

At 26 May 2024 at 15:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russia half-helpless against million-dollar USA missile now being used by Ukraine

Russian general speaks of possible need to strike NATO logistics centre in Poland

To understand better why UK Defence Minister Grant Shapps and UK MP Andrew Bridgen are speaking so earnestly of a much bigger war imminent -

Ukraine is in bad military shape in many ways, especially in manpower and soldier deaths. But Ukraine has begun to use a new high-tech artillery missile system supplied by the USA, and it is proving devastating, the most effective weaponry supplied to Ukraine so far in the war.

The ATACMS (Army Tac-tical Missile System) from Lockheed Martin, fires missiles at supersonic Mach 3 speed, which Russia's world-class missile defence S-400 units are significantly failing to shoot down.

Russia can shoot down some but not all of them, and so when the million-dollar-plus-each missiles are fired in waves, some of them get through. They are knocking out Russia's S-400 defence sites, leaving Russia vulnerable.

And furthermore, Ukraine hit a site near the Russian city of Voronezh, which has little to do with the Ukraine conflict, but was a major tech hub for warning of incoming missiles against Russia. For both Russia and USA, 'attack on nuclear defences' justifies use of 'nuclear weapons'.

So Russia is having its ability to defend its core homeland significantly impaired as these strikes continue, and likely must escalate in some major way.

Speaking of these strikes, Russian General Evgeny Buzhinky said, "then I presume we will at least strike the logistical hub in the territory of Poland in Rzeszów" where the missiles are staged for delivery to Ukraine.

Photo of ATACMS missile being fired

Germany's DW English news, 5 minute video on the ATACMS in Ukraine


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