vara bungas: RBS pasniedzēja, britu pulkveža Glena Granta faktiski programātisks raksts UA zemessardzes izveidošanai. Īsumā – neliela, atlasīta, kolektīvi saliedēta, sagatavota mobilai kaujas darbībai ZS ir labāka par lielu, bet mazāk kvalitatīvu brūnotu vīru un sievu kopumu. LV minēta kā piemērs, bet negaidītā kontekstā un ne gluži tā kā mēs to gribētu vai varētu iedomāties.
“If the Ukrainian military has learned anything from four years of war, it should be that force structures must be balanced. Tank and Infantry units on their own without supplies, maintenance, intelligence, indirect fire, air defense, drones, and engineers are simply targeting to be killed by the enemy. Even Javelin cannot defeat Russian long-range artillery.
Weapons must always be used as part of a coherent system. World War II experience and more recent experiences from Afghanistan, Donbass, and Syria showed that a determined enemy like Russia will simply destroy anything that is less than fully combat effective, even by using chemical weapons. But there are also other human challenges. Troops tasked with a territorial task become fixated to their local position.
The Latvian military found during their independence war in 1919 that they had troops available but these had territorial tasks. They had not been designed for mobile warfare and they also initially refused to leave their local positions. They existed as troops but they were operationally unusable where and when they were really needed. Thus, this idea of linking reserves formally to a locality needs more thought and discussion.
So to create a proper reserve one needs some foundational principles:
It makes sense that if you want reserves to work then most should be in properly organized units not called up as individuals. [..] ”
nu, kurš oponēs, ka pašreizējie LV zs puslīdz pilnā sastāvā ir gatvi un tehniski aprīkoti mobilai kaujas darbībai? Oficiālais viedoklis šeit. Tautas folklora šeit:
Kungi mani karā sūta,
Ar to ledus zobentiņu;
Karā bija karsta saule,
Izkūst ledus zobentiņis;
Izkūst ledus zobentiņis,
Pazūd manis augumiņis.