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TOP-SECRET – U.S. Marine Corps Tentative Manual for Partnering Operations

In warfighting and counterinsurgency operations, partnering is a command arrangement between a US security force and a host nation (HN) security force in which both forces operate together to achieve mission success and to build the capacity and capability of the HN force. Partnering is not an end, but a deliberate process, a means to an end. A near-term goal might be the standup and development of a HN force increasingly capable of independent operations and decreasingly dependent upon US partnered support. An intermediate objective might be the transition of lead security responsibility from US to HN force. But the ultimate goal is to become “un”-partnered, to enable the HN force to assume full responsibility for security and stability. In warfighting and counterinsurgency partnering, divorce is not a bad ending, it is the desired outcome.

Partnering should be a real union between the two partnered organizations, with a common purpose, in which the whole of the partnership becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Real partnering is total immersion. It cannot be done on occasion, when convenient, or as time permits. Nor should it be limited to periodic or occasional combined combat operations. Real partnering is instead a continuous, collective, and collaborative effort on tasks both large and small toward the common goal. It is full throttle engagement, warts and all.

Be culturally aware but not overly-sensitive.

a. Help the HN understand our perspective, our culture, and our values. Our values will most likely not be theirs so do not impose your values upon their culture; however, do not jeopardize your own morals and beliefs by being overly sensitive to theirs. The key is to ensure that the HN has a basic understanding of our values, especially the delicate balance of honesty vs. saving face.

b. HN forces understand that there may be times when the cultural strain is too great to overcome “living amongst” their personnel, but we must promote the sharing of common areas (dining area, COCs (within classification parameters), etc.) and activities (meals, PT, weapons/vehicle maintenance) which will ultimately help bridge cultural differences without encroaching on each other.

Encourage HN forces to build relationships with the local leaders

a. Positive interaction with the people builds trust – build this trust above all else!

b. Encourage local recruiting for security forces, especially police. In the United States, local police have to live in the communities that they work in; yet, in many places, national police are moved throughout the country where they have no ties to the community and are often viewed as outsiders. This may be an expedient method to restore law and order, but it should only be used in the most extreme circumstances. Locally recruited forces will have the backing of that community – “their community” – and their training by Marines and HN military units serves to reinforce the ties among Marines, the HN forces, and the communities that they operate in. Until the police force is made up of ‘local sons’ there will be no real security or trust in an area.

c. Encourage the HN force to develop an information operations (IO) plan and effective methods to convey key messages to the people. HN forces should be the primary executers of information operations and they should be on hand to explain it to the people. Perception is important to the success of the partnership and its goals.

Embrace the chaos of the environment

a. Do not allow frustration with the HN to show – do it in private away from the partnering force members – never display direct frustration in front of your partnered force.

Do not hesitate to deviate from doctrine when needed.

a. The intent here is to “be doctrinally sound, not doctrinally bound”. “A force engaged in small wars operations, irrespective of its size, is usually independent or semi-independent and, in such a campaign, assumes strategically, tactical, and territorial functions” (SWM 2-10, pg 11). “In short, the force must be prepared to exercise those functions of command, supply, and territorial control which are required of the supreme command or its major subdivisions in regular warfare…For these reason, it is obvious that a force undertaking a small wars campaign must be adequately staffed for independent operations even if the tables of organization do not specify a full staff complement” (SWM 2-11, pg 12).


Das geheime Filmarchiv der Eva Braun… -The Secret Movies of Eva Braun – Ganzer Film – Full Movie

Original 16mm-Filmaufnahmen von Eva Braun in Farbe und schwarzweiß. Eva Braun, die Frau an Hitlers Seite, hat mit ihrer 16-mm-Filmkamera das Leben auf dem Berghof und ihre privaten Reisen festgehalten. Die Aufnahmen, die heute im amerikanischen Nationalarchiv liegen, waren nie für die Öffentlichkeit bestimmt. Nach ihrem Freitod am 30. April 1945 im Bunker der Reichskanzlei galten die Filmrollen lange als verschollen, ehe sie in den USA wieder auftauchten. Diese DVD zeigt erstmals einen umfassenden Zusammenschnitt des gesamten geheimen Archivs. Zeitzeugen aus der engsten Umgebung von Eva Braun und Adolf Hitler kommentieren die einzigartigen Filmaufnahmen, die das Leben der Mächtigen des Dritten Reiches jenseits der Propaganda zeigen. Die DVD bietet als Extras einen 15-minütigen Bonusfilm mit nicht verwendeten Aufnahmen sowie Biographien etc.

Company K – Full Movie – Ganzer Film


USA | 2004 | 98 Min.

River Run Film Festival 2009 – Bester Spielfilm

Der Amerikaner Joe Delaney kämpfte auf den Schlachtfeldern des Ersten Weltkriegs für sein Land. 15 Jahre nach dem Ende des Kriegs schrieb er ein Buch über seine Erfahrungen als Mitglied des US-Marine Corps. Doch was er erzählt, ist nicht die Geschichte eines großen Krieges und heldenhafter Soldaten. Es ist die Geschichte eines Mannes, der erkennen muss, dass es einzelne Momente im Leben sind, die den wahren Charakter eines Menschen definieren. Und er erinnert sich an den deutschen Soldaten, den er tötete und der ihn in seinen Träumen heimsuchte.

Stalingrad – Ganzer Film


Stalingrad ist ein deutscher Anti-Kriegsfilm aus dem Jahr 1993. Thematischer Hintergrund ist die Schlacht von Stalingrad Ende 1942/Anfang 1943 während des Zweiten Weltkriegs aus der Sicht eines deutschen Sturmpionier-Bataillons. Regie führte Joseph Vilsmaier. Der Film startete am 21. Januar 1993 in den bundesdeutschen Kinos.

SECRET – DDCI Statement about the Watergate Case

Citation: DDCI Statement about the Watergate Case
[Central Intelligence Agency Employee Bulletin Containing Vernon Walter’s Statement on CIA Involvement in Watergate; Best Available Copy] , [Classification Unknown], Newsletter, 359, May 21, 1973, 3 pp.
Collection: The CIA Family Jewels Indexed
Item Number: FJ00031
Origin: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Organizations Named:
Cushman, Robert E., Jr.; Dean, John Wesley III; Democratic National Committee (U.S.); Ehrlichman, John D.; Gray, L. Patrick; Haldeman, H.R.; Helms, Richard M.; Hunt, E. Howard; Nixon, Richard M.; Schlesinger, James R.; United States. Department of Justice; United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation; United States. White House; Walters, Vernon A.
Subjects: Congressional hearings | Covert operations | Government appropriations and expenditures | Mexico | Watergate Affair (1972-1974)
Abstract: Disseminates Vernon Walter’s statement to congressional committee about his communications with John Dean and Patrick Gray on Central Intelligence Agency involvement in Watergate and CIA’s issuance of equipment to Howard Hunt.
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