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'Proportional' Response

Steven F Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 6:23 PM
I disagree on on point. There is ONE way to win a war. Rendering the enemy INCAPABLE of continuing. Wearing them down only temporarily ends active combat, it is NOT a victory.
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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