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'Proportional' Response

Cesar17 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 10:44 AM
The entire Vietnam war was proportional response. It is obvious we have not learned from it.
Texas12 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 12:26 PM
Beethovens10th Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 10:47 AM
Yes, so were Iraq and Afghanistan, decidedly winnable wars that lasted a decade too long.
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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