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Originally Posted by Pruitt View Post
I don't see any threats to South Africa. Before the government change they were a giant among pygmies. Now they are at least a big man among pygmies.

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Pretty much.

Although without a doubt their military capability has diminished significantly, their neighbors are hardly much of a threat. They seem to be more focused on peacekeeping.

Given their needs they should definitely be looking at having a lot of light infantry that posses good COIN capabilities, as well as a few mechanized units that can back them up in more combat intense situations. I seem to recall a thread about what SA's new MBT should be, and apparently they were getting Leopard IIs, a number of which were the ones modified for urban warfare, which would be great for peacekeeping because they have dozer blades.
Heliborne infantry backed up by gunships would also be very useful.

Maybe they can go clean up that mess in Somalia. Looks like the Islamic military are celebrating the 20th anniversary of BHD by killing more UN workers, stealing the food and supplies and battling it out in Mogadishu's streets with peacekeepers.

SA should look to become Africa's Peacewarriors, because that's whats needed. You can't keep peace that doesn't exist. So let's see if we can make some by killing off all of these genocidal maniacs.
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