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  • New Military Terminology! ;-)

    A few laughs from http://www.trackpads.com

    The 'new' Armor Terminology
    By UNKNOWN







    Police-Up: An Infantry operation to defeat the remaining enemy on an
    objective after Armor forces by-pass or attempt to avoid confrontation.

    Primary hammer, The Hammer: A cool operational term to impress a superior
    when describing the finishing force, or the main effort.

    Back-Stop: A term used to cover a staff failure to properly wargame a
    course of action. A term used by infantry showing how "Hope" is a method
    incorporated to defeat the enemy. " If the enemy gets through the
    engagement area, we have Delta Company placed here - to back stop the
    Battalion defense."

    Paint the Picture: A term used to gather information and assess the
    situation. Usually asked by senior leaders to junior leaders. Usually
    invoked after the senior leader has gotten 8 hours of sleep and knows
    absolutely nothing of the tactical situation, while the battle captain has
    been up all night.

    Critical Terrain: Terrain that if not secured, grabbed, taken or camped
    out on - you are screwed. A new category to describe terrain in FM 34-130
    (Critical - Decisive - Key).

    Hey, Diddle, Diddle: Group of words used to describe a possible COA that
    allows for no analytical thought and ensures a minimum 75% casualty rate.
    Known also, to the USMC, as High, Diddle, Diddle.

    Flex: A really cool sounding non-doctrinal term used to maneuver a unit
    from one location to another. Used primarily when you don't have a clue
    where you are or how to get to the new location.

    Technique: A noun, used in the phrase, "That's a technique." Translated,
    "That's a really messed up way to execute this operation and you will
    probably kill your entire unit. But if you want to do it that way, go
    ahead."

    Hang out: To establish a position characterized by a total lack of
    security, soldiers asleep in hammocks and a huge BBQ pit turning out chow.
    A task usually accomplished by Air Defenders.

    Bells and whistles: An inordinate amount of PowerPoint graphics/animation,
    not required to get necessary information communicated to another
    individual or group of individuals. Commonly associated with Canine and
    Equestrian Theater.

    Blah, Blah, Blah: Short for, "You know what I'm going to say anyway, so
    I'm not going to waste our time to actually say it." Also Yada Yada Yada,
    or Homina Homina, or humma humma humma.

    Let's Rock Baby: Radio Communications pro-word for, "Guidons, this is 2
    Panther 6, FRAGO follows, acknowledge, over."

    Drive By: Engaging the enemy while bypassing. Meets both the destruction
    and bypass criteria given in the OPORD.

    Zipping Around: An aviation movement technique in which the helicopters
    appear to fly around aimlessly at a high rate of speed impressing the
    Ground Combat Troops with their speed and dash.

    Goocy (Gucci) Move: Altering Commander's Intent, commander's guidance, or
    violating the fundamentals of reconnaissance or security operations.

    Befuddled: Confused, characterized by a state of genuine, profound
    disorientation; perpetual state of all Chemical units.

    Kabookie Dance: Deceptive movement technique and/or creative verbiage used
    in explanations designed to baffle enemy forces as to the main axis of
    advance as well as perplex higher chains of command on what the true
    purpose of your mission really is. Common most among the Field Artillery.

    Flail-Ex: Also known as the planning process.

    SELFCON - This is when a junior commander (usually a captain) comes to the
    realization that his higher is completely clueless (perhaps even
    befuddled) so he simply attaches himself and his command to another unit.

    Cheetah Flips: The Course of Action Development phase of the Military
    Decision Making Process (MDMP) in an imagined crisis environment (often
    replicated by headquarters during daily operations).

    Squirrel Ex: The Wargaming phase of the MDMP after all Cheetah Flips are
    completed, briefed and refined. The Squirrel Ex phase normally culminates
    with a 102 color slide briefing clearly outlining what can be said in a
    well written paragraph (formerly known as the Commander's intent and / or
    concept of the operation) this phase is often called a Cheese Ex. This is
    the Force XXI cause of the "Fog of War".

    Take-Down: An aggressive former wrestling term used to describe your
    actions on the objective and inherent lack of regard for the enemy's
    capabilities.

    Mop-up: A term for the actions occurring just after you discover you are
    actually on the objective, in the enemy's fire-sack.

    Phase: Infantry term for we don't know how to write paragraph three.

    Hit: Term for applying massed effects against the enemy. As in " First
    we'll hit these guys over here then we'll hit these guys, and then the
    guys over here will be hit with asymmetrical dominance from assets from
    EAC."

    Triple-Hull Down: A term associated with force-protection, fratricide and
    self-preservation. In order to prevent being fired on by friends when
    saying something stupid, hiding from the boss who has a tasker that only
    you can fill, or to cover yourself from being smoked by anyone.

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    "Phase: Infantry term for we don't know how to write paragraph three."

    <G> This is cool. I could never remember what was supposed to go in paragraph three.
    Dave "Arjuna" O'Connor
    www.panthergames.com

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        Some good ones here!

        Especially like the "Zipping Around" thing...
        "A platoon of Chinese tanks viciously attacked a Soviet harvester,
        which was peacefully working a field near the Soviet-Chinese border.
        The harvester returned fire and upon destroying the enemy
        returned to its home base."

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        • #5
          Cheetah Flips: The Course of Action Development phase of the Military
          Decision Making Process (MDMP) in an imagined crisis environment (often
          replicated by headquarters during daily operations).

          i didn't know you were so well known cheetah
          looking forward to the new version of toaw

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          • #6
            And here are the new Army Hand Signs to improve close combat

            "The conventional army loses if it does not win. The guerrilla wins if he does not lose."

            Henry Alfred Kissinger

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                BOGINT: Bogus Intelligence. Intelligence that is made up by the intel weenies. The usual state of affairs of the intelligence staff.
                Blackcloud6

                Refighting World War II - One hex at a time!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Blackcloud6
                  BOGINT: Bogus Intelligence. Intelligence that is made up by the intel weenies. The usual state of affairs of the intelligence staff.
                  Is there another kind of intel?
                  "A platoon of Chinese tanks viciously attacked a Soviet harvester,
                  which was peacefully working a field near the Soviet-Chinese border.
                  The harvester returned fire and upon destroying the enemy
                  returned to its home base."

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the laughs guys.

                    I have some similar ones pertaining to construction, which I find similar to the military in many ways, class structure, perchanse of ****ups, length a plan survies, and out of touch leaders. Ofcourse its also cool watching a shitty plan go to hell with a much greater risk of the loss of life and limb.

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                    • #11


                      Those were great!
                      "Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorius is to die daily" - Napoleon Bonaparte.

                      Michael

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                      • #12
                        Then again...

                        I bet this term hasn't changed at ALL! S.N.A.F.U. You can't get anymore clearer than that! heh heh!

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                        • #13
                          Yeh. IIRC we had a whole series of these "FUs" corresponding to the different ranks of whoever perpetrated the FU. A couple that come to mind were FUBAB ( Beyond All Belief ) and GIFU ( Grand Imperial ).
                          Dave "Arjuna" O'Connor
                          www.panthergames.com

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                          • #14
                            For Christ's sake I woke up my entire family with these Hand Signals

                            Please don't do it again... still laughing

                            HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GROGnads_USA
                              I bet this term hasn't changed at ALL! S.N.A.F.U. You can't get anymore clearer than that! heh heh!
                              Yes, some things last forever...
                              "A platoon of Chinese tanks viciously attacked a Soviet harvester,
                              which was peacefully working a field near the Soviet-Chinese border.
                              The harvester returned fire and upon destroying the enemy
                              returned to its home base."

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