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'Proportional' Response

John248 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 10:47 PM
For those of us who have lived under a rock since the end of World War II... newsflash, we became the worlds policeman following World War II because World War II made us a superpower. And (again....news flash) the only thing that has happened since the alledged closing of the cold war is that all of those weapons just changed hands and a few new flags have been designed. The world is actually less stable and far more dangerous than it was when the Soviet Union ruled half the world. And, South Korea still needs our help because the Obama administration...see part II
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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