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Marine Artillery Unit 'Has Killed More ISIS Than Anyone,' General Says [link only]
Military.com ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Hope Hodge Seck

Posted on 11/19/2017 4:09:13 AM PST by huldah1776

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: active; isis; marines; military; trumpgwot; winning
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Oohrah, Marines! Hey, 1/10! Stay safe and praying for y'all and all those you are supporting.
1 posted on 11/19/2017 4:09:13 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

This is a dumb question, but where is the US military fighting Isis?


2 posted on 11/19/2017 4:10:53 AM PST by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democratt)
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Syria and Iraq. We’ve been providing artility supprot for allied ground troops for quite a while.


3 posted on 11/19/2017 4:16:12 AM PST by JohnyBoy (The GOP Senate is intentionally trying to lose the majority.)
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To: huldah1776

Before the line becomes Malfunction Junction let me say:

“Artillery; lending dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl.”

81’s Aweigh!

Semper Fi


4 posted on 11/19/2017 4:25:56 AM PST by Huaynero
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To: huldah1776

The US has had superior artillery since WWII. Between the world wars the red legs at Fort Sill did their homework and really figured out advanced fire direction control, among other things. Everything since then has built on that foundation.


5 posted on 11/19/2017 4:26:16 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: huldah1776

Remember St Barbara’s Day is coming up Fast.


6 posted on 11/19/2017 4:32:00 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: huldah1776

While the story may be true, there is absolutely nothing in the article backing up the claim nor are any numbers posted or even approximations. The only part of note is the burning out of two arty tubes - a story covered in depth over on the Drive.


7 posted on 11/19/2017 4:42:24 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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It's great that Marine artillery have finally been given a job. For the last couple of decades the "experts" have been reducing artillery use in Low Intensity Conflict because of fears of collateral damage and poor image.

I have always disagreed with that idiot direction - and artillery battalions were used as "provisional infantry" or "Military Police" battalions and told to keep the howitzers in the gunpark.

8 posted on 11/19/2017 4:57:45 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: PIF

“a story covered in depth over on the Drive.”

Link? What’s the Drive?


9 posted on 11/19/2017 5:02:39 AM PST by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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Oh well, we did kill off the enemy and that's a great thing.

My only thought on the matter is that I hope we didn't expend too many of those ultra expensive Excalibur rounds at $70,000 per shot when the usual $700 dumb ones just sat idly by and could have done it for far less cost.

10 posted on 11/19/2017 5:04:39 AM PST by prophetic (Trump is today's DANIEL. Shut the mouth of lions Lord, let his enemies be made the Cat Food instead.)
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To: Chainmail

:) better to do your job without “image”, eh? It’s good when we hear that they did a great job rather than hearing when and where they are going before they even pack.


11 posted on 11/19/2017 5:06:07 AM PST by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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My oldest brother served with the 5th. Marine Division, 3rd. Battalion Lima Company as a 1st. Lieutenant in field artillery in the late ‘70s. Doesn’t surprise me the Marines are giving lots of sand goblins dirt naps. It’s what they do best.


12 posted on 11/19/2017 5:10:43 AM PST by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: prophetic

I don’t know, but the stinking dc post doesn’t care if anyone knows where the Marines are...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/07/03/marine-unit-in-syria-using-highly-advanced-artillery-ammunition-video-shows/?utm_term=.314b217506b0

“The Marine artillery unit, though unnamed in the video, probably came from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The howitzer battery is providing fire support — along with guided rocket artillery — to U.S.-backed Syrian fighters battling the Islamic State in their de-facto capital of Raqqa. Open-source imagery has geo-located the Marine artillery within 10 miles of Raqqa, meaning even the unguided shells fired from the unit’s howitzers will land somewhat accurately —depending on weather.”


13 posted on 11/19/2017 5:15:40 AM PST by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: Huaynero

FTA: Army Sgt.Maj. John Troxell, the senior enlisted adviser to Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon earlier this month that Marines had fired so many artillery rounds in rapid succession that they burned out the barrels of two M777 howitzers — a far from easy feat


14 posted on 11/19/2017 5:17:11 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: huldah1776

Fire for effect!


15 posted on 11/19/2017 5:17:30 AM PST by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
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Their training was good (I’m surprised zero authorized it)...from Jan 2016

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2016/01/16/marines-test-3-big-guns-in-week-long-artillery-experiment/


16 posted on 11/19/2017 5:21:30 AM PST by huldah1776 ( Vote Pro-life! Allow God to bless America before He avenges the death of the innocent.)
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To: Huaynero

It’s all fun and games until there’s a drop short heh.

I shouldn’t laugh, my buddy did lose most of his leg to a drop short. He still plays hockey though, must be a stubborn Albertan.

60s and 81s and even TOW are still all considered part of an infantry battalions weapons systems today. We leave the 105 and 155s to the artillery.


17 posted on 11/19/2017 5:40:53 AM PST by Bulwyf
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Oohrah, Marines! Hey, 1/10!
I did a year ('68-'69,) at Lejeune with 2/10, including a Carib.
Still have great memories of the Marines I served with.
18 posted on 11/19/2017 5:57:17 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MNDude

good question

and which jihadists is the pentagon fighting ?

the CIA funded jihadi’s ?
or the John McCain funded jihadists ?
or maybe the Mossad funded jihadists ?
or possibly the pentagon funded jihadists ?

difficult to tell


19 posted on 11/19/2017 6:03:34 AM PST by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: huldah1776

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20 posted on 11/19/2017 6:26:33 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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