Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Strategies For Small Armies

... might be something the Germans want to investigate and pretty soon at that. From a recent Der Spiegel piece:
Just this weekend, in an interview with public broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich, (Bavarian Governor) Seehofer reiterated his demand that Merkel reverse her refugee policies by restricting immigration. Without limits on the number of people entering the country, he said, the situation could be faced with a "collapse" this winter. "We cannot continue," he added, "we're overwhelmed." Bavaria is at the epicenter of the refugee crisis in Germany, with as many as 10,000 people crossing the border from Austria on peak days and 5,000 on average, according to Seehofer.
Here's something more to bring a wan smile to your face:
Weekend protests would seem to underline that concern (over the infux of refugees). On Sunday, news agencies estimated that 2,500 people gathered in the German-Czech border town of Sebnitz to protest against refugees.
It's kind of pathetic to think that the crowd at this protest represent only 12 hours of invaders crossing the border on an average day or 6 hours on a heavy day.

Moving back to the military, the German army has 60,000 people. Assuming an average of 5,000 people crossing the border per day, it's a German army's worth of light infantry invaders every 12 days.

This isn't going to end well. Like I said before, they get reinforcements and you don't.

Self-sufficiency in small units might be a good thing for them to recall in the coming years.

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