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What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:00:29 AM »
What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?

Collisions at sea and aviation accidents point to an overtaxed force.
By Kyle Mizokami   
Apr 10, 2018


The U.S. military has experienced a rash of military accidents in the air and at sea, with aircraft-related crashes up nearly 40 percent since 2013. From destroyers colliding with commercial vessels in the Western Pacific to a downed Harrier jump jet in Djibouti, the last several months have seen several highly publicized accidents, many of which involved fatalities. At least one investigation has correlated the rise in accidents with a defense budget cuts.

According to an investigation by Military Times, accidents involving manned military aircraft rose nearly 40 percent between 2013 and 2017. In the last three weeks alone, six military accidents have killed 16 people. Between 2013 and 2017, 133 were killed in accidents. The latest incident involved the crash of an Apache Guardian attack helicopter at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Both pilots were killed.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a19735282/us-military-accidents-plane-helicopter-crash-navy-army/
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Re: What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 06:44:28 PM »
"What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?"

Lower expectations...?

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Re: What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 06:59:33 PM »
"What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?"

Lower expectations...?

People die.  Shit happens.  Freedom has a cost.   This ain't tiddlie winks.
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Re: What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 07:36:48 PM »

I wouldn't overlook worn out equipment and worn out personnel.


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Re: What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 07:57:46 PM »
Political Correctness/Social Justice Warrior applied to the military.

Promotion based on sexual preference, skin color and ideology over performance accumulated over enough time to start to expose the consequences.

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Re: What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 08:35:21 PM »
People die.  Shit happens.  Freedom has a cost.   This ain't tiddlie winks.

Hardly

Bare maintenance budgets

Fewer people

Less experience

Increased demands

Less training

Worn out equipment
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Re: What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 08:39:43 PM »
Hardly

Bare maintenance budgets

Fewer people

Less experience

Increased demands

Less training

Worn out equipment

Tired old excuses.  You make do with what you have.  Blame the player. Not the game.
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Re: What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 08:46:42 PM »
Tired old excuses.  You make do with what you have.  Blame the player. Not the game.

That only works so far

I blame the leaders who can't say no.
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