This is coolbert:
INA = Iraqi National Army.
As seen at Freeper. "The moral is to the physical as three is to one" - - Napoleon.
"Iraqi Army Seen as Ill Equipped to Retake Mosul From ISIS, Despite U.S. Aid"
"WASHINGTON — An exhausted and ill-equipped Iraqi Army faces daunting obstacles on the battlefield that will most likely delay for months a long-planned major offensive on the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, American and allied officials say. The delay is expected despite American efforts to keep Iraq’s creaky war machine on track. Although President Obama vowed to end the United States’ role in the war in Iraq, in the last two years the American military has increasingly provided logistics to prop up the Iraqi military, which has struggled to move basics like food, water and ammunition to its troops"
NO! A THOUSAND TIMES NO!
It is not a lack of equipment that is an impediment to the Iraqi National Army in their fight with ISIL!
The INA is not successful because of they do not possess M1A1 tanks and more ammo for the main gun of same. The INA is not successful because they need more Hellfire missiles and delivery systems for same. AND CERTAINLY NOT FOR A LACK OF ARMORED HUMVEE!
It is true that "lieutenants think tactics and generals think logistics". YES! But when thinking of the INA more better to think of El Obeid from 1883?
The famous/infamous Japanese officer of the Second World War Colonel Tsuji would just say that the Iraqi National Army is bereft of any sort of fighting spirit!! Nothing more than that. Reinforcing failure in Iraqi is not an option and cannot be.
Or are my observations all a bunch of "sour grapes"? An instance of "those with the loudest voices are often found furthest from the scene of the action"!
You the devoted reader to the blog tell me.