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    I believe Kit is quite right. The positive...

    I believe Kit is quite right. The positive impacts of the current "surge" include the increased targeting of both AQ and Shia militia's. Thus by freezing the Mahdi Militia Sadr likely hopes to...
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    As a Army Officer that commanded a Cavalry Troop...

    As a Army Officer that commanded a Cavalry Troop in Iraq I felt the need to provide some input to this post. During my 15 months in Iraq my Troopers did not conduct any of these types of...
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    Ken, Well I agree with you that Iran has been...

    Ken,

    Well I agree with you that Iran has been messing with us since 1979 I would argue that their direct involvement in Iraq and likely Afghanistan is quite a bit more aggressive than in the past...
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    Mr. Blair, I agree that we could utilize ROTC...

    Mr. Blair,

    I agree that we could utilize ROTC to better prepare future officers. As a product of ROTC I agree that it currently fails to reward future officers who wish to do a year abroad or...
  5. Thread: How We Lose

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    Right now they are united because they share a...

    Right now they are united because they share a common disdain for the West. The question is how do we split them? Current controveries in Britain and France over headscarves is not helping Muslims...
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    Poll: Iraq Central to WOT

    The arguement for the original invasion was that Iraq possessed WMD and connections to terror groups. If the administration belived this intelligence than it acted in such a manner as to further the...
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    Poll: Israel Justified

    No state can simply stand by and allow themselves to be attacked from another nation repeatedly. By this reasoning the Israeli response is justified. Lebanon's government has failed to take any...
  8. Poll: Non-State Entity

    While I agree completely that Hizballah, Iran, and Syria all need to be dealt with how do we convince other nations to help while we are strung so thin? Israeli action is not generating support for...
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    Poll: I agree with SWJED that the most costly result of...

    I agree with SWJED that the most costly result of renouncing Taiwan to garner support from China is the damage this would cause to the U.S. reputation with allies. Nations like South Korea, Japan,...
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    Staying Put - Smaller / More Numerous FOB's

    It amazes me that we are just now deciding to utilize this tactic for building security. I don't know if in the past it was due to lack of troops (most likely excuse) or due to concerns for force...
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