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Old 12-28-2012, 09:17 AM   #59
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I agree. i think we are too eager to jump into 'Wars' and/or 'Conflicts. If it is truly a war, then I think you need to do everything in your power to win - politics be damned. I realize that's a pretty simplistic view, but in terms of ratio - I think decisions in war are based more on politicts that military. I think probably 70/30.

Vietnam was a disaster; this 10 year 'conflict' with Iraq/Afghanistan is a disaster etc.

I think you hold off on pushing all your chips in until there is a war; then you go all-in. IMO.

No argument. The issue with wars nowadays is who is the enemy? As the "enemy" becomes less clear, so does the mission, which then becomes much more political and much less susceptible to military (or purely military) answers. In other words, messy as hell.
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