Whelp, totally wrong about Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine. I served two tours in Iraq (03-04/ OIF1, 05-06, OIF3) as a Mechanized Infanty and Heavy Cavalry Commander. I am now an entrepreneur and technologist. Inspired by @dwr , ask me anything you ever wanted to ask a Veteran about war but never had the opportunity.
What's the deal with the jet fuel? And why was this made into such a big contention that seems to have evaporated?
Do you see a future where war is fought in a way that doesn't require soldier beings regularly shot at? Thinking fully remote warfare, robotics, cyber, etc.
How has your military experience made you stronger and how has it made you weaker?
What % of the most advanced military technology/defense systems does the public actually know about? And any insights you’d be willing to share about military technology/advanced weaponry broadly.
Second question. Assuming that core military technologies continue preceding civilian use cases as they have for most of history, what types of capabilities we civi’s haven't seen yet do you hypothetically think our military has already? What about mid to late stage pipeline?
Do you think it would be good to protect the creation or use of software (or smart contracts) under the second amendment?
I guess the Abrams and Leopard2 tanks Ukraine is getting won't be enough to invade Russia, but enough to keep Ukraine on solid defense, which is in the interest of Europe. Europe doesn't want to escalate, doesn't want Ukraine to invade, but also would like the conflict to end. But rather continue then escalate. wdyt?
Would you ever fight again given the chance?
Is there something you feel is extremely misunderstood by us normies that is something very common among veterans?
What was your typical day during deployment?
How many tanks UKR needs to make a difference on the battle?