The BJP government might fantasize about a 'surgical strike'' or some other limited response that Indian chairborne
strategists might have devised, but Pakistan's armed forces are ready for such an adventure.
leaders habituated to their desks).
The opportunity to interact with other like-minded pilots is networking in its best form and keeps members active and engaged in instrument flying, whether airborne or chairborne
It seems that Allen had volunteered for jump training even though his job as DJA was "usually considered strictly 'chairborne
.'" The article continues:
I admire guys like Gavin, but I am glad that history leaves room for "chairborne
" as well as airborne warriors.
Wylie, who wrote that "planning for certitude is the greatest of all military mistakes." This he referred to as "...the hazard of the Maginot mentality, ashore, afloat, airborne or chairborne
"They have become airborne instead of chairborne
and are climbing some personal mountains," he said.
A group of prominent Florida businessmen, belonging to an organization called the "Chairborne
Rangers," stepped forward and offered to sponsor awards for the competitors.
He was apparently refused pension benefits when he retired early as a chairborne
officer (who seemed to have a grudge against Squadron Leader Wenzel) ruled that his transfer would not be "in the public interest." After countless appeals from veteran's advocates (including Cliff Chadderton of the National Council of Veteran Associations) Defence Minister Bill Graham finally intervened and ordered that the matter be settled.
Allow me to ease the egos of the elite "tactical" members of the Eleventeenth Chairborne
Ranger Brigade Special Operations Capable Underwater Basket Weaving Society.
wonders in MoD, enjoying the life of quite well-to-do London commuters while real soldiers are being shot at today in Iraq, do not even know their military history.
Those posters might appeal to some weekend-TV-rerun Rambo-Commandos, or guys who currently serve in the Recliner Battalion of the 93rd Chairborne
Brigade, but I'd like to see some real-world graphics like, (1) A skinny Portland insurance salesman facing off two scumbags at an ATM, (2) some balding hefty dude in plaid flannel 'jammies takin' down a crack-freak burglar in his living room, or (3) A single morn in front of her '95 minivan--with her two little kiddies inside--bustin' a cap on a creepy armed carjacker.