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  1. Only if Iran came out as a state and admitted it,

    but it is far more likely that they would claim some separate radical group was responsible. We would likely respond with a "measured and proportional" strike using precision guided munitions on...
  2. The military commanders with whom I have had...

    The military commanders with whom I have had contact (up through division) never seemed like they wanted to make policy, foreign or domestic. I cannot not speak to commanders at corps and above (far...
  3. The military's role in foreign policy

    While these areas are political, they are very much the purview of the military in the operational environment in Iraq and Afghanistan (whether they should be or not is another topic - see ADM...
  4. While uncertainty is war is definitely not new,...

    While uncertainty is war is definitely not new, the things about which we are uncertain are: What are out national goals in Iraq and Afghanistan? When will the remaining components of national...
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    In addition to the other variables that play into...

    In addition to the other variables that play into aggressiveness and/or duty performance while under fire, e.g. fire and maneuver on the enemy to destroy him in close combat, one needs to examine the...
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    Whole heartedly agree with Infanteer; IED's come...

    Whole heartedly agree with Infanteer; IED's come in just as many varieties as any other munition type on the battle field. The MRAP was great at providing crew survivability (not vehicle...
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    Info vs Important Info

    Answering "why that guy left" allows us to exploit success. One of the dangers of EBO, is that Commanders get hung up on "the end justifies the means" without determining which mean (MOP) caused the...
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    Burgeoning tax code

    While I certainly do not agree with his methods, his comments on the US tax code and Congress' conflict of interest vis-a-vis giant corporations (and their supporting lobbyists) are not wholly...
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