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Next War?

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  1. Scotland19

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    With the way the world is going at the minute where is looking like the next place british troops may be deployed....what's your guess?
     
  2. Zak123

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    my bet is:

    1. some sort of civil unrest like the london riots but this time the military might get involved.
    2.iran, the last threat to america in the middle east. if america goes to war britian would follow.

    possible but highly unlikely:
    1. Russia
    2.china
    3. north Korea

    if we go to war, it may start of as conventional but will ultimately lead to a nuclear war. as i sate 'the best form of sovereignty is when a country has nuclear weapons'.

    i also believe the British military may have to increase ground troops to familiar hot posts like Afghanistan which the Taliban control 70% of the country and there is a threat of taking the major cities like kabul. other than that am not sure of future deployments of soldiers excluding special forces.
     
  3. Scotland19

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    Yes I was thinking along the lines of Afghan/Iraq and also possibly some of the african countries where extremists are operating.
     
  4. Zak123

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    Yes most likely Afghan not sure of Iraq as they have gotten rid of most extremist group like Isis by themselves. Afghanistan is in a real pickle, the war wasn't and still isn't popular and western countries are scared to send ground troops to avoid casualties in what is viewed as an unwinnable war but Afghanistan is damn nearly taken over by the Taliban thus will always be fighting to do there.
     
  5. Scotland19

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    Yeah I read a thing recently saying Taliban are now active in over 70% of afghanistan controlling large parts of it and its now more dangerous than ever with daily attacks.
     
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    Russia no, Why China? We get along. North Korea has simmered down a bit and Afghan if blokes went back in itd be more under the radar to avoid looking like we wasted time
     
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    Where would be your guess if any?
     
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    Vegans & Feminism.
     
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  9. Scotland19

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    I couldn't sign up quick enough if that was the case
     
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  10. Rover

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    Food for thought.


    Britain cautions against hasty exit of AU troops from Somalia

    Britain has cautioned against premature withdrawal of African
    Union troops from Somalia, saying such a move could be detrimental
    to the stability of the Horn of African nation. Harriett
    Baldwin, visiting British minister for Africa, instead called for a
    conditions-based, gradual withdrawal of the troops, based on
    the strength of the Somali security forces.


    US building drone base in Somalia to expands war on Al
    Shabaab?


    The U.S. Defense Department awarded a more than $12 million
    contract for ‘emergency runway repairs’ at Camp Baledogle,
    Somalia, last month. Now, the new runway repairs appear to
    be stepping up the capabilities of the airfield there and could
    be the harbinger of an expanding U.S. footprint in Somalia. U.S.
    Africa Command confirmed to Air Force Times that it operates
    the facilities at Camp Baledogle alongside African partners,
    but remained scant on details regarding what aircraft currently,
    or are planned, to fly from there.

    Curtsey of latest MAST report.
     
  11. Zak123

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    i think western countries are scared to send any form of ground combat troops to Somalia, especially americans after black hawk down. i think there will be more drone strikes. however i think there is chance for conflinct anywhere where we could get involved.
     
  12. Rover

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    A rethink perhaps........o_O


    June 10, 2018 / 6:05 AM / 4 months ago

    U.S. soldier killed in Somalia firefight identified

    (Reuters) - A U.S. commando killed in a Somalia firefight against al-Shabaab militants was identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, the Department of Defense said late Saturday.

    Sgt. Conrad was killed and four other commandos were wounded Friday during an operation against the militants, the U.S. military said.

    Conrad, born in Mesa, Arizona, was attached to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, said Lt. Colonel Robert Bockholt, an Army spokesman.

    He was a Human Intelligence, noncommissioned officer.

    Conrad, and the U.S. special operations forces were fighting alongside about 800 troops from the Somali National Security Forces and Kenyan Defense Forces when they were attacked about 2:45 p.m. Friday by mortars and small arms fire.

    The troops had been on a mission to clear al-Shabaab from contested areas as well as villages the militants controlled, “and establish a permanent combat outpost” to expand the reach of the Somali state, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said in a statement.

    Although one of the wounded Americans did not receive additional care after being treated in the field, the other three were medically evacuated for follow-up care.

    Conrad was previously deployed to Afghanistan twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, for a total of more than 13 months.

    He had received numerous awards and was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Meritorious Service Medal, Bockholt said.

    About 500 U.S. troops are deployed in Somalia.
     
  13. Fibonarchie

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    Yup, balkans or somewhere in Africa.
     
  14. Don't kill sean bean

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    You're ruling out Spain, they might want Gibraltar real bad and with us leaving the EU and right wing parties becoming more popular they may want it. Just saying it's an interesting thought.
     
  15. DeathBySexy

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    *Straw clutching intensifies*

    Does it look as if British troops are going to be deployed in any kind of force into a "conflict" zone any time soon? I would have thought the politicians have a little on their plate already.
     
  16. Rover

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    Is Somalia losing the war against terrorist group al-Shabaab?

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    by Jamie Read · 2 days ago

    Somalia has been engaged in a long and bloody war with al-Shabaab. Some would claim the government is losing control; others would claim they were never in control. Currently, Somalia’s central government and the terrorist organization seem to be trading blows evenly. We hear of airstrikes killing hordes of al-Shabaab fighters one day, then the next day nearly a dozen people have been killed by an explosion in Mogadishu and al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Al-Shabaab is a thoroughly trained and capable combat organization operating in Somalia, and they are extremely loyal to al-Qaeda and their cause. This was tested when the Islamic State approached al-Shabaab and called for them to side with their organization. In a 15-minute broadcast, al-Shabaab commanders ordered their fighters to cease communication with any Islamic State representatives, and those who didn’t would be punished. While this caused a rift within the organization, only a small number of fighters and one officer left al-Shabaab and retreated north to Puntland.

    Al-Shabaab still commands respect and support from some Somali communities. The group’s fearless style of fighting and early morning raids on African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) bases have earned them a reputation as a fierce fighting force in Somalia. Their renowned intelligence unit is allegedly one of the most clandestine in the world, and their ability to continue to assault the central government within Mogadishu is a testament to their capabilities. Al-Shabaab is possibly one of the most fierce and enduring terrorist groups in Africa.

    Their latest attack on the outskirts of Mogadishu has killed two colonels and nine soldiers from the Somali National Alliance (SNA). Their convoy struck an IED while in transit from Mogadishu to the Dhanaane area. Colonel Abdisalaan Aden has been named as one of the officers killed; he was returning to his unit after talks with the central government.

    Things aren’t looking hopeful in the short term. Upcoming elections are not too far away and the African Union Mission will be drawing down forces in the region. Will the central government be able to deal a decisive blow to al-Shabaab, or will Somalia become another Afghanistan?
     
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