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Thread: Military Branches

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    Question Military Branches

    If we were to consolidate our overall military strength to just one branch, which branch should it be and why?

    My apologies for making this a U.S. poll question - feel free to start one that outlines military branches in other countries.
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    Re: Military Branches

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    because that is the way it is presently, effectively structured


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    Re: Military Branches

    I put "other" because it would be idiotic to put everyone in the same catagory. Each branch has different approaches to the art of warfare. Which is the main reason to seperate them.

    Keeping them seperated also makes communication far easier.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Army.

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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
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    because that is the way it is presently, effectively structured


    if it's not broken, don't break it
    I got into an argument with a co-worker about this topic. He seems to think that the consolidation of branches would make for a smoother deployment when necessary, communication would be virtually seamless, etc... I disagreed and the 'chat' got a little heated. I didn't (and still don't) see the point in consolidation, but thought maybe someone here could clue me into something that maybe I was missing when I was 'talking' to this guy.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Yes, it is kind of silly

    Consolidation would make things more complicated, actually.
    One of the *reasons* for there being separate branches is so the drama that occurs within one - due to their specialty (land, air, sea, elite) doesn't taint the rest.

    Aside that - have you experienced the overwhelming inefficiency *of* any one of these branches?
    Inefficiency (clerical, organization and otherwise) is largely due to the sheer number of soldiers being processed and powered about.

    Consolidation would *mean* consolidating *everything* including paperwork. Thus constipating the already pact system and sending everyone to the ER with chronic constipation worthy of a one hell of an enema.
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    Re: Military Branches

    Other: Don't.
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    Re: Military Branches

    The Army, the Chinese already do it that way. They got the People's Liberation Army, the People's Liberation Army Navy, and the People's Liberation Army Air Force.

    And look... how... good... they... are.... hrm...

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    Re: Military Branches

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I put "other" because it would be idiotic to put everyone in the same catagory. Each branch has different approaches to the art of warfare. Which is the main reason to seperate them.

    Keeping them seperated also makes communication far easier.
    I disagree that keeping them seperated makes communication easier.

    I'd be interested in knowing why you feel this way.
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