Friday, August 28, 2015
Further info on the purported poison gas attacks. ISIL employing WMD and doing so with captured munitions?
1. "Pentagon: Tests show mustard gas on rounds fired by Islamic State against Kurds"
2. "Hybrid warfare used by Islamic State fighters is nothing new"
"The hybrid force of bandits, regular soldiers, and unregulated fighters used tactics ranging from fixed battle, roadside ambush and stolen military equipment to wreak havoc on the government’s army."
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"Militaries, including our own [United States], have been trying to come to grips with the hybrid threat ever since. It’s one thing to defend against columns of Soviet tanks ready to pour through the Fulda Gap, as was the case during the Cold War. But the mashup between a conventional maneuver army and guerrilla tactics is far more vexing for military planners":
"In June 2014, Islamic State gained access to hundreds of tons of potentially deadly poisons, including mustard gas and sarin, when it occupied the al Muthanna facility 60 miles north of Baghdad, according to the threat tactics report."
HEY, what is going on here? Saddam according to all the reports did not have WMD capacity. Other than Bunker 41 and the out-of-action rockets supposedly there was NO WMD in all of Iraq. So how is this "hundreds of tons" escape detection?
David Galula the French military theoretician would also whole-heartedly agree the modern conventional army has a difficult time fighting the unconventional military. See also the concepts of the "Three Block War" and the "Strategic corporal".