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#1 But the president wanted to focus military resources on new priorities like China, and Mattis was told a third carrier group was not available to be deployed to the Gulf.
Well, yeah! Everyone knows the Chinese are much crazier than the Iranians! Oh, and better campaign contributors, too!
Posted by Bobby 2012-05-23 06:01||
#2 Come on people! Who knows more about naval strategy, carrier groups, and security in the Gulf than Obama?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-23 06:06||
#3 Given the likely orders that they have from their CIC, it's a good thing.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-05-23 06:25||
#4 Overwhelming Force + Cautiosly Applied = Unending, blood and treasure depleting, asshole pocket stuffing, inability to complete the mission by those who actually sacrifice, quagmiring, boondoggle. Oh, and did I mention unending?
Overwhelming Force + Unleash the Dogs of War = Broken will of the enemy, hatred of the enemy by the enemy's people, a desire or at least acceptance of the enemy's people to adopt the way of the conquoring force, improved lifestyle* leading to top economy of the planet.**
*when conquoring force is civilized by western standards
**when following the American Model^
^ American Model circa times past. See communo-progressive takeover of American exceptionalism and the end of individual liberty for more details