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    Questions about Army Special Forces

    Hi all,
    My 22 year old nephew just signed up for the Army, with the goal of serving in the Special Forces. Where is he likely to end up? Do most of those guys go to Iraq and Afghanistan? Are...
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    We Were Soldiers is indeed great. How about...

    We Were Soldiers is indeed great.
    How about Karnow's Vietnam, and Herring's America's Longest War? I read reviews on Amazon and they said that the Herring book was more about diplomacy.
    Also,...
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    Some books

    Read Charlie Wilson's War. WOW!

    Currently reading Victory on the Potomac. A great case study of Congress's involvement in GNA - and military legislation in general. Didn't realize that...
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    I have heard great things about Charlie Wilson's...

    I have heard great things about Charlie Wilson's War. Most importantly, a staff person from HASC said that it offers a great understanding of how Congress - and staff? - can have a major impact on...
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    Well said. A great paper or book there. To...

    Well said. A great paper or book there.
    To bring Ricks back into it, I think he was correct in stating that the threat from Iraq was presented with a worst case scenario, and what it would take to...
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    Poll: 120: Gracias. I agree. A war is lost - or...

    120: Gracias. I agree. A war is lost - or hindered greatly - by people far beyond any given White House.
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    To ask the simple/stupid question: what is...

    To ask the simple/stupid question: what is "swag"?

    Interesting. I certainly can't claim to know all that you had access to, but coming up with analyses to support the Administration's preferences...
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    Interesting website for avid readers. ...

    Interesting website for avid readers.

    Goodreads is kind of like a myspace or facebook for books. Allows you to post what books you're currently reading, what books you have read, and you can rate...
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    Thanks Jimbo. Interesting.

    Thanks Jimbo. Interesting.
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    Interesting point. Examples? Even with a few...

    Interesting point. Examples? Even with a few mistakes or biases, it seems he pretty much nails a lot of the problems that have been evident over there. No?
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    Thanks Steve. I can't speak for Potomac, but...

    Thanks Steve. I can't speak for Potomac, but your manuscript title points towards what I'm sure is a fascinating read. There really isn't enough stuff on the grander strategy perspectives. Perhaps...
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    Thanks for the response Steve. No I don't know...

    Thanks for the response Steve. No I don't know him, but I will certainly try to make contact with him at some point. The book is absolutely fascinating. I bought his War and Destiny: looks good as...
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    Currently reading Prodigal Soldiers by James...

    Currently reading Prodigal Soldiers by James Kitfield.
    Fantastic book.
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    Poll: Agreed. Hopefully my posts do not convey...

    Agreed. Hopefully my posts do not convey unintended harshness. I only hope to be direct. Everything I write comes with a large dose of respect for all views, whether they are in line with my own,...
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    Poll: Agreed. There is much misuse of the term lie. ...

    Agreed. There is much misuse of the term lie. Also, mistakes and the changing of minds are not lies. However, the two points I made regarding President Bush were not examples of mistakes and...
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    Poll: Clinton did lie under oath. The fact that he...

    Clinton did lie under oath. The fact that he lied about a personal affair is undeniable. Though I hate to have to make this kind of choice, but I would take Clinton's misdeeds regarding his...
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    Poll: Answers to the question of whether or not...

    Answers to the question of whether or not President Bush has lied can rest solely on the words of President Bush:
    1) When asked before the 2006 elections whether or not he planned to keep Rumsfeld,...
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    Poll: Kristol, meet integrity

    Kristol calling for reasoned debate is like President Clinton calling for faithfulness in marriage, or President Bush calling for honesty in war leadership. Bill Kristol should have been demanding -...
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