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  1. Thread: Defeat Factors

    by Brian B
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    Still go with

    Mike,
    I would still go with Unheralded Victory by Mark Woodruff. The premise of his book is to first illustrate how we won the battles beating both the Vietcong and North Vietnamese troops. The...
  2. Thread: Defeat Factors

    by Brian B
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    Also

    You might read "Unheralded Victory" by Mark Woodruff. In the last 1/3 of his book he dissects what he considers to be all of the "myths" from the Vietnam War and reasons why we lost. It would not...
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    Good Description on Suicide Bombers

    If you need bullets or ideas to help understand suicide bombers and why some can't grasp the concept or get their arms around the mentality and drive, this article has some points to it. I had asked...
  4. Thread: Next Small War

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    Agree

    Would wholeheartedly agree on Mexico (the whole border area) being the site for the next Small War. The more things that come to light as to what's taking place there with illegals and drug...
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    Good Questions

    Had the same thoughts. Also had lots of questions about the QDR the more I think about it. Certainly we're addressing current threats and fights, but are we losing cite of what other fights might...
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    Contrast with "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy"

    Major Strickland,
    Philosophically, it sounds to me to be the same as what MGen Mattis proposed in Al Anbar province when we were there. Where does it differ, or how will it be more effective? ...
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    Sounds Good for current prominent threat

    This does sound like the right direction for the current, most obvious threat. It looks like these are capabilities we'll need for quite some time to come, based on the nature of the primary threats...
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    Good COAs

    Bill,
    Good places to start and discuss on your strategy and COA's. Like the ideas for our withdrawal as the job continues to be wrapped up, especially with the public statements that need to be...
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    They claim martyrdom, but....

    I'd have to agree more with Bill on this one. Such an emphasis is put on the 72 virgins and rewards in paradise, that it seems to be the cause, not the result of blowing up ones self.

    After they...
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    They do exist, but was it written the wrong way?

    Bill,
    What is your take on pulling out of Iraq prematurely and the message it sends to terrorists groups? Would that embolden them like it emboldened bin Laden after our response to Mogadishu, USS...
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    He's talking about the far left?

    "the Western conviction that it is passť to wage war in pursuit of such objectives. Most Americans and Europeans can not imagine fighting other than in self-defense or against severe oppression.
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    Aren't we....?

    "Finally, it is crucial to form militias in order to raise the staff necessary to maintain a permanent government presence in dangerous areas. This is the only way "clear and hold" has any hope of...
  13. About the second half...

    Bill,
    Your reply is much appreciated. Certainly didn't mean to make you backtrack over ground already taken. Points understood on the WMD and denial of an insurgency relating to the view of trust...
  14. Will Our Broken Public Affairs Office Lose Iraq for Us?

    Looking through so many of the threads in the topics given, it seems to me that we haven't discussed the fact that the center of gravity for Iraq has shifted from Iraq to the U.S.
    When that...
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