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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse28 Jun 2018 9:37 p.m. PST


"Tunnels and subterranean infrastructure demand high-level attention, training, and technology, the military's intelligence chief says.

The U.S. military is considering adding a new warfighting domain to U.S. military doctrine: the underground realm, said the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

"Subterranean is something we are going to have to contend with in the future. You look at the electrical systems…control systems, control grids," Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley said Tuesday at the Defense One Technology Summit in Washington, D.C…."
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So… a new way to wargame Ultramodern… (smile)


Lion in the Stars28 Jun 2018 11:22 p.m. PST

You know, the *official* unit motto for the Tunnel Rats during Vietnam was "non parum anum rodentum" – "not worth a rat's ass"

No joke!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 5:05 a.m. PST

I thought that the next sphere of influence was Space – and the Space Force.

I heard they'd even re-opened NASA to support Space Force.

It's amazing that NASA had ever been closed down of course, but who knew? Not even NASA apparently….

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 7:26 a.m. PST

Hamas and Hezbollah have been using tunnels in their war with Israel. I don't know if underground warfare warrants a whole new domain, but at least we can train a specialized subterranean unit for it like the 10th Mountain Division for mountain and arctic warfare.

Roderick Robertson Fezian29 Jun 2018 8:43 a.m. PST

You don't need a new wing of the Military, just good ol' American know-how: YouTube link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse29 Jun 2018 12:18 p.m. PST



Oberlindes Sol LIC29 Jun 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

I'm always happy to run or play in a dungeon crawl, whether in a medieval/magical setting or science fiction, or, now, modern/ultramodern.

capncarp29 Jun 2018 10:23 p.m. PST

Hey, once you've finished one of those Chunnel-sized jobs, you need to do _something_ with the tunnelling machines.

SouthernPhantom30 Jun 2018 10:24 p.m. PST

Underground is sort of my speciality, being a mining engineer. That would be a very challenging environment to fight in.

Uparmored01 Jul 2018 3:14 a.m. PST

Cool man..

Cacique Caribe03 Jul 2018 9:49 p.m. PST


That looks awesome!

PS. My brother told me that the he tunnel rats in Nam reported finding some pretty elaborate set ups, but definitely not meant for the claustrophobic.

Uparmored26 Aug 2018 5:15 a.m. PST

Yeah Cacique, hoping to get the movie soon, it's from the movie Invaders from Mars

Apache 629 Aug 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

I think special forces (with robotic systems) hunting Terrorists or South East Asian Tyrants through tunnel systems would make an interesting game.

Cacique Caribe19 Sep 2018 8:38 a.m. PST

I agree!


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