Opération “Barkhane”

USMCRET

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I know. I'm asking about FFL. I just followed up his post. Question isn't for him but for legionnaires.
From what I have seen in videos and videos of a recent patrol in Mali NCOs are the backbone and lead patrols on the ground. There was a good 21 minute video recently with an Imbed Reporter on Patrol in Mali. An Italian Sergeant with a US Caporal were showcased as the patrol's leaders.

https://www.france24.com/en/20180427-video-reporters-french-foreign-legion-army-military-mali
 

dusaboss

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From what I have seen in videos and videos of a recent patrol in Mali NCOs are the backbone and lead patrols on the ground. There was a good 21 minute video recently with an Imbed Reporter on Patrol in Mali. An Italian Sergeant with a US Caporal were showcased as the patrol's leaders.

https://www.france24.com/en/20180427-video-reporters-french-foreign-legion-army-military-mali
Watched that video some time ago. My question wasn't "Are the corpolars backbone of FFL?" but :
How common are NCOs like you in FFL? Stubbornness is (I think) feature typical for Serbians. Here many NCOs wouldn't accept any advice from those below them. They can even interpret that as attack on their authority. Is there similar NCOs in FFL? There is probably some of them, but or they majority or minority?
This is a behavior usually connected with insecurity and lack of self-confidence of person in question. I would expect that kind of behavior from young fut-fut rather than someone who spent 10-15 y in the Legion.
Or short : "How many of tend want to behave like dickheads?".
USMCORET or you trying to say that all of them are 100% professional and doing everything how it should be done?
 

USMCRET

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Watched that video some time ago. My question wasn't "Are the corpolars backbone of FFL?" but :

Or short : "How many of tend want to behave like dickheads?".
USMCORET or you trying to say that all of them are 100% professional and doing everything how it should be done?
You are right to a certain extent here. Even in the USMC there are assholes that are NCOs, SNCOs, and Officers. It is just the way it is, you are dealing with humanity and personalities here; however, One may have to respect the Rank but one does not have to respect the person. The cream of the crop will rise to the top and the Shit Bird 10% will be exposed and they will be eliminated. Now, is that 100 percent, no, but for the most part it is true.
 
Barkhane strikes again in north east Burkina Faso (helicopters, Tigre and Gazelles, Mirages too)
Will post more info soon

Can see the troops being posted there soon. ..obvisouly doing such a good job in Mali !

Got this right
Source : Ouest France, blog,lignes de défense
French troops are building a strong force in the east of Burkina Faso, at Fada N' Gourma, régional capital and near the forêt of Pama. Where Jihadists are hiding
Armoured véhicules
Ambulances
Fuel tankers
Engineers / Génie
Lorries and containers
Ready for action and orders to follow
 

USMCRET

Active Member
Got this right
Source : Ouest France, blog,lignes de défense
French troops are building a strong force in the east of Burkina Faso, at Fada N' Gourma, régional capital and near the forêt of Pama. Where Jihadists are hiding
Armoured véhicules
Ambulances
Fuel tankers
Engineers / Génie
Lorries and containers
Ready for action and orders to follow
Bring the Fight to those Jihadist Bastards Brother. Pound them into the Ground, Air and Land
 
Barkhane takes out 7 terrorists

In the night of 11 to 12 November, in the region of Gourma (Mali), a group of terrorists formally identified as such has been engaged by an element belonging to Opération “Barkhane”. The raid was carried out by troops airlifted in helicopters with support from a Reaper drone.
After warning shots by the French forces, insurgents heavily fired back with light individual and collective weapons. Heavy and light weapons as well as components used to make IEDs were seized. It is believed that the leader of the Gourma katiba, Almansour Ag Alkassam, is among the dead. The group is known for refusing direct confrontations as much as possible and preferring planting IEDs or mines along lines of communications. The main victims are civilians or Malian security Forces.

Source : Blog “Lignes de défense”.
 

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