There it is "Boots On The Ground In Iraq"

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    Ashton Carter: U.S. to Begin 'Direct Action on the Ground' in Iraq, Syria

    A clueless Administration that seems not be able to make up it's mind on a strategy.

    "This is combat and things are complicated," Carter said.

    The "Boots" will do their job but it's not a winning strategy at this point. It's a recipe for a long bloody stalemate with inherent mission creep.

    Ashton Carter: U.S. to Begin 'Direct Action on the Ground' in Iraq, Syria
     
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    Wow. When will we ever learn...
     
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    Obama will eventually learn about this from the newspapers.

     
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    It's a total coincidence that the big recent press release of the US Special Forces soldier killed was on a rescue mission...
     
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    If by "we" you mean average citizens, voters, etc., then it really doesn't matter. Average folks have no say in this, so it really doesn't matter.

    If this whole policy was put to a vote, the American people would vote to get every last bit of military out of the middle east.
     
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    And progressive sheeple won't say a fucking peep
     
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    Nor will the neo-cons once they have power.
     
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    Cross, et al,

    It is rather complicated. And it is just rife with Politically Correct and Humanitarian Land Mines.

    (COMMENT)

    Since the end of WWII, the underdogs and down trodden have gained a very formidable weapon. This weapon effectively prevents either combatant in any given struggle a recognizable decisive victory.

    It is, Customary and International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The rework and reinterpretation allows an aggressor to transgress any boundary and when the opposing force applies a competitive edge --- the aggressor claims a violation of Customary IHL and petitions the UN to arrange a ceasefire. That will allow the aggressor to reconstitute its forces and solidify its position.

    The goal of any military engagement, from the perspective at the highest level, is to inflict such harm and such damage that the horror of war is realized and the will to continue the struggle is broken.

    If any nation or coalition is not ready to press the combat engagement forward to such a degree that the backbone of the opposing force is broken and the will of the opposing nation to pursue the engagement further is chocked off, then: the best that can be achieved is a "stalemate." A prefect example of this scenario is the Arab-Israeli Conflict, where the international bodies have complicated the effective suppression of the asymmetric combatant to such a degree, that the conflict can not come to a successful conclusion.

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    Sadly, I don't think that's true. There are many people in this country who think being able to beat their chest is worth the price of any number of our soldiers' lives.
     
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    Bahhhhhh.. Bahhhhhhhhh bahhhh says code pink
     

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