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American Victory in Vietnam

The extent of the American victory in Vietnam was not apparent at the time. American strategic objectives in Vietnam were complex, and evolved over time as leaders in Washington came and went and as the situation on the ground matured. In general however, it was...

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totally destroy North Korea

the underlying question is how to deter the DPRK bouncing the rubble might be a bad idea, since Japan is down wind, & the ROK is hoping to gain resources from re-unification, rather than seeing the entire DPRK turned into a burn hospital in...

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Putin Supported Hillary

Donald Trump sat down 12 July 2017 with Christian Broadcasting Network [CBN] Founder Pat Robertson for an exclusive interview at the White House. In an effort to debunk claims that Russia wanted to help him win the election, Trump argued that's an illogical conclusion. He...

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kompromat

A number of commentators have perhaps been overly fastidious with reference to the 'Trump Dossier'. Max Boot, for one, suggested "It is worrisome that this material was published by BuzzFeed when major news organizations, which are not particularly friendly to Mr. Trump, declined to do...

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Cancel Air Force One??

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order! 8:52 AM - 6 Dec 2016 Operations and maintenance are an inherent part of any...

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Dump Duterte

The United States does not need the Philippines. As Mr. Dooley noted in 1898, americans were initially unsure "whether they were islands or canned goods.... We can't sell thim, we can't ate thim, an' we can't throw thim into th' alley whin no wan...

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Fidel's Fashionista ???

Why is it that even in the hottest days of the Cuban summer, while everybody around him is wearing a cotton, short-sleeved, light shirt with an open collar, Fidel wears an olive green, long-sleeved heavy shirt, and a heavy, long-sleeved bush jacket on top, buttoned...

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Military Implications of Pandemic Flu

The US Navy canceled the deployment of the USS Dubuque after a sailor was diagnosed with the swine flu. How will the military respond if the new A/H1N1 flu reaches pandemic proportions? Flu season is ending in the northern hemisphere. The new flu will...

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