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    I suppose whether history can be objective...

    I suppose whether history can be objective depends on the meaning of the word "objective" and the importance attached to it. If one means Olympian impartiality I don't think that is achieveable. At...
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    There is also the difference about aiming at...

    There is also the difference about aiming at innocent bystanders. Which the Soviets also did. And which was also generally regarded as morally reprehensible.
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    Perhaps this is irregular. I am sometimes...

    Perhaps this is irregular. I am sometimes unskilled of speech and can give offense accidently but I assure everyone no offense was intended. Nontheless I am appealing to the general opinion of SWC....
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    Could you give me the e-address? I've wanted to...

    Could you give me the e-address? I've wanted to read that one for a long time.
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    I'm don't think Ghandi would qualify as...

    I'm don't think Ghandi would qualify as "non-violent". He was threatening the disruption of public order and a threat is inately violent(like holding a baseball bat over someone's head but not...
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    Actually I would say Alexander was primarily a...

    Actually I would say Alexander was primarily a tactician. To call him a strategist would be to misunderstand his character. He was not like the conventional picture of a strategist, manipulating...
  7. Thread: Why Study War?

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    No offense was intended. If this sounded like it...

    No offense was intended. If this sounded like it was insulting our troops it was not intended that way. It was a criticism of the rhetorical style in which they were described.
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    Actually I think the FBI likes to keep some of...

    Actually I think the FBI likes to keep some of them up so as to monitor them. A bit hard on those who visit just for curiosities sake(Hey, I've done it once or twice myself), but of course they can...
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    Understanding your enemies point of view is all...

    Understanding your enemies point of view is all very well. However it has it's limits. You could just as easily watch Red Dawn and think,"What would we think if we were bringing the wonders of Soviet...
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    All that is interesting. But I wasn't speaking...

    All that is interesting. But I wasn't speaking primarily of defectors whose testimony might be suspect. I was really speaking of insurgents who were once allies of ours in past wars or at least not...
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    Actually it is not even medieval. The Hasheshim...

    Actually it is not even medieval. The Hasheshim were considered strange in their day as well.
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    Suicide bombers aren't even the weapon of the...

    Suicide bombers aren't even the weapon of the present. It seems to me they are running out of suicide bombers. And they have never had many in the first place, otherwise they would send them in...
  13. Thread: Why Study War?

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    "Calling a voluteer military a "free lunch" is...

    "Calling a voluteer military a "free lunch" is odd. The purpose of the military is to be the "uniforms that guard us when we sleep"-in other words to make sure that as many people can have a "free...
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    Calling a voluteer military a "free lunch" is odd. The purpose of the military is to be the "uniforms that guard us when we...
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    Retired Insurgents

    It wasn't so long ago that there were quite a few former insurgents hanging around who could give an inside look in lectures for military and intelligence personal. The generation that gave us...
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