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And these are just equipment programs which while they are easy to critizise are far less important than the real deal: the number and efficiency of our combat brigades. Going from about 30 brigades and semi-ok efficiency (and another maybe 500 badly trained and equipped light batallions) we are now at 0 brigades at, ah, very high efficiency (and who knows how many light territorial batallions? Maybe 20...) . Or so they claim...

Mobilisation time is no longer 24 hours for frontline units and 7 days for total societal mobilisation, but 52 weeks (not days, not hours, but weeks) for the handful (8) of qualified "light manoeuvre battalions" we're supposed to have.

So mobilisation time has increased by more than 300 times, numbers are down by more than 95 % and costs are... the same.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sun Dec 20th, 2009 at 02:27:28 AM EST
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