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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 12:53 PM

57. Bullseye correct! What we need is a law that says any time a President & or Congress.....

.... decides to start a war in a foreign country. THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS must be drafted into the military and spend at least one tour in a combat zone.

I know that will never happen but if it did we would have far fewer unnecessary wars.

As to Afghanistan, the Russian couldn't defeat them with clear supply lines, adequate troops, and superior weapons. That should have told us all we need to know.

But add to that the knowledge we should have gained in Vietnam that it isn't possible to win against indigenous populations fighting their type of war on familiar ground.

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