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'Proportional' Response

Ben Linus Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 4:19 PM
I just had a flashback to Rodney Dangerfield & Sam Kinison in "Back to School". :)
Dyadd Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 5:17 PM
Dangerfield was great - especially in that movie. Ran a good club in NYC too.
RVN70USMC Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 4:34 PM
An All-Time "Top Ten" scene in movies.
Since when has it been considered smart to tell your enemies what your plans are?

Yet there on the front page of the April 8th New York Times was a story about how unnamed "American officials" were planning a "proportional" response to any North Korean attack. This was spelled in an example: If the North Koreans "shell a South Korean island that had military installations" then the South Koreans would retaliate with "a barrage of artillery of similar intensity."

Whatever the merits or demerits of such a plan, what conceivable purpose can be served by telling the North Koreans in advance that they...

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