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  1. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    Given a lot of the issues seem to have stemed from unmotivated/generally poor quality draftees (See 100,000 also known as McNamara's morons) how much of an issue was the reliance on the draft when compared to those drafted in earlier years such as the 1950's or WW2?
  2. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    Did the Soviets ever have serious problems with draft evasion/resistance? As in to the same extent of the Vietnam era US Military and the Chechnya era Russian Armed Forces.
  3. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    How bad were things compared to Chechnya a few years later?
  4. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    We're the Soviet Armed forces ever afflicted by similar issues (desertion, draft evasion, poor training/morale, ethnic tension, ect) during the Afghanistan War era? If so did they have a similar effect upon them when compared to the US Military?
  5. Toulon fleet in Free French Navy 1943?

    On a somewhat related point what if the French fleet had been successfully seized by the Germans and handed over to the Italian navy (as they apparently planned on doing)? Would the Italians have been able to operate the ships and make any worthwhile use out of them? Might the fleet have...
  6. Toulon fleet in Free French Navy 1943?

    Given enough warning that the Germans were coming to seize the ships it's not beyond the realm of possibility that the fleet could escape Toulon. Despite the terms of the armistice the French had managed to ensure that the ships had some quantities of fuel in their bunkers through things such...
  7. "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    I'm not sure if it's been covered yet but what happened to Harold Wilson and the members of his government as a result of the coup? Was the military united behind mountbatten in his overthrow of the government or were there elements who refused to go along with it resisted in some way? Was...
  8. "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    What was Junta Britain's relationship like with Idi Amin's Uganda? IOTL they started out reasonably friendly owning to Amin being ex British Army and having a good relationship with many British army officers and diplomats. As time went on and Amin became a murderous tyrant (the expulsion of...
  9. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    How did the post Vietnam era compare to the period between WW2 and the Korean War in terms of readiness and capabilities? A lot of the equipment issues seem to have been similar with the US Military having found itself horribly unprepared for Korea to the extent that they were apparently...
  10. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    How long did it take to clear out the last draftees and those who had enlisted to avoid the draft? When did the publics perception of the military (in terms of general confidence and things like a career choice) begin to change for the better post Vietnam?
  11. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    When was the overall low point for the US Military of the era in terms of things like morale and capabilities? Apart from the already mentioned incidents were there any other cases of breakdowns in discipline/mutiny or even any occasions where commanders found themselves constrained by the fear...
  12. "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    Did the USA continue to maintain military bases in the UK as per OTL? If so were they ever tempted to act unilaterally of the British Government or play any sort of role in the UK's internal affairs? Do these still exist post junta/Cold War? Also I'm not sure if it's already been covered but...
  13. "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    What was Junta era and Post Junta Britain's view of its extensive military history and military heritage? How are things such as the Imperial War Museum, HMS Victory, Trooping of the Colour, changing of the Guard, ect, ect viewed by the democratic government and wider public? In light of events...
  14. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    What were standards of training like at the time? Was there ever any truth in the various claims of junior officer's often being of poor quality?
  15. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    How widespread were the problems outside those forces deployed in or going to Vietnam (for example forces based in West Germany)?
  16. State of the Vietnam Era US Military

    Recently I've been reading about the particularly poor state of the Vietnam War era US Military and what seems to have been a particular low point in its history. It looks like at times the US Military was in danger of seeing a collapse of morale, order and discipline due to anti war sentiment...
  17. "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    How did the Junta handle the Troubles in Northern Ireland? (Assuming they weren't butterflied away as a result of the coup) Did Operation Banner still happen? With a military led government was the UK's approach to and conduct during the situation significantly different from OTL?
  18. The United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Malta

    A thought occurs to me given the (pre Covid) popularity of holidaying and partying in various Mediterranean resorts amongst younger Brits. In an ATL where Malta is part of the UK and presumably uses the Pound as well as being much more closely aligned with the UK in terms of culture might the...
  19. "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    Did the Junta restore and make use of Capital Punishment? IOTL capital punishment was last used in 1964 and was suspended a year later before the Junta would have taken power. I could easily see them being tempted to restore it but the question is whether this would have been for use as a...
  20. "A Very British Transition" - A Post-Junta Britain TL

    Was the junta ever seriously affected by any sort of interservice rivalry? As in did the Army and RAF ever seriously resent the fact that the country was run by naval officers? All nations armed forces have a degree of interservice rivalry to a greater or lesser extent. In Britain this is never...
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