2 years but only 1 year is required, NS is used in the old days to deter aggression in the region, but what is happening today? How many really learn a skill that they can use when they finish NS? 10%? In the old days, numbers count in a war of armies, but today I can used a highly trained specialist group of 100 to defeat an army of 1000 or even 10000, it is the essential skills of the personnel I trained which will go beyond NS, beyond their careers, for a lifelong experience, and the use of knowledge, innovations and technologies.
Hint. My definition of combat engineers are other than the ability to build road and bridges, are also to dig trenches and underground tunnels, lay all kinds of booby traps, including electronic warefare. Similar to D.A.R.T in the Dallas US, I will setup a version to boost security in the bus terminals, MRT stations and airports, an immediate response team to investigate any lapses of security and sabotage, and I will rotate my staff at the ICA checkpoints every 3-6 months, so that there is totally no chance of corruption.
In today’s wars you do not fight on your own turf but your enemy’s, deploying advance forces to destroy all your enemy’s resources and capabilities before they can strike, but DO YOU KNOW YOUR ENEMY?
Actually the SPF and SCDF are heroes in my eyes, everyday they put their lives on the line to serve the people, but has not been awarded due recognition, what is SAF used for nowadays but to swap flies, at least the NAVY does patrol our territories. Many of these jobs are held by malays, neglect them that is why you took so long to capture Mas Selamat.
School of Thought
We lived today in the 22nd Century, where nobody is stupid enough to declare war on another country, most likely it will be guerrilla warfare by a group of trained specialist or terrorists, and 99% of the time, it will be our front personal like the police, the DART team who patrol the buses, mrt and airports, our navy who patrol our waters, will face the first attack, and before you can realised it, the damage is already done. How long normally will a conflict escalate? 1 day? 7 days or a month? Normally history will teach you that it exist for a long time, and never overnight. So based on your threat level, it is sometimes very stupid to keep an army, when a rapid attack force is better suited based on your circumstances, and a country like Singapore and Israel have different needs, and different response force, and different budgets and strategy to handle every threats. If I am in the United Nations will I handle things differently? Definitely, cause the world is evolving so fast, but many countries are left far behind, eg look how the US handle their threats, very badly.
Type of threats.
Scenerio 1. One of a cargo ship get attacked by pitrates and robbed, with all the crew killed. The Navt is the first to get to the scence. First who did it? Can the navy personnel handle forensics? Familar with the weapons used? If it was attacked by a terrorist organisation and threats are issued, what will be your response? If it was attacked by a group of pirates, and no threats are issued, what will be your response?
Scenerio 2. A commercial flight had crashed and all 100 passengers on board is dead, prior to the crash the radio tower had heard jamming signals before the plane vanished, and suspect it was attacked but nobody knew anything. What will be your response? Now you know why I mentioned the US is looking at all the wrong places, and putting the wrong personnel to handle the appropriate threats.
Scenerio 3. You are in HK and there is a group of robbers who use AK47 and hand grenades to rob jewellery stores, what is your appropriate response? I will train and arm my police force with rocket launchers and take no survivors, if you depend on small arms, you are asking for trouble. Of course I am not a reckless person and I will train my personnel on the safety distance and impact of rockets, but I put the safety of the personnel I train first and will never compromise, rather than public property. If the enemy is armed I will never let him shoot first, I will allow the police to only shoot at the arms and legs and never the body, and if he is not capable, I will never let him carry a weapon, and I will equip all teams with body cameras. My SOP is that the police must first give 3 warnings and if the enemy trains his weapon at you, I will allow the police to fire first at his arms and legs, and never give the enemy a chance to protect the lives of the police, and the body cameras will act as proof. Only when a hostage life is at risk will I allow the police to shoot at the body.
With a foreign policy like the US, Big brother is the shark in the shark infested waters, until it realised there is a school of piranhas, and these piranhas has now adapted to sea water. Ever watch a movie? Dramatisation : “THE PIRANHAS ARE COMING!!!”
– Contributed by Oogle.
The Shark with No teeth. 911, Osama Bin Laden, Boston Marathon bombing are all obession with movie making and mind control. Want to control me? Not in the next 1000 years.