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    Poll: American Military Leaders Urge President Truman not to Drop the Atomic Bomb

    In his memoirs Admiral William D. Leahy, the President's Chief of Staff--and the top official who presided over meetings of both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Combined U.S.-U.K. Chiefs of...
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    Poll: UNITED STATES STRATEGIC BOMBING SURVEY SUMMARY REPORT (Pacific War)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. 1 JULY 1946

    UNITED STATES
    GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
    WASHINGTON : 1946

    The United States Strategic Bombing Survey was established by the Secretary of War on 3 November...
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    Poll: The Arabs have plenty of oil and their armies are...

    The Arabs have plenty of oil and their armies are easy to defeat on conventional battlefields. The only reason the United States is not good at guerrilla wars is because we are too humane. We want to...
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    Sticky: The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien Semi...

    The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

    Semi autobiographical connected short stories about the War.

    If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, by Tim O'Brien

    Autobiographical...
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    Poll: The destruction of Israel is what is bad with...

    The destruction of Israel is what is bad with that.

    Ask a difficult question next time.
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    Poll: Israel lives in a tough neighborhood. Too many...

    Israel lives in a tough neighborhood. Too many Muslims have your attitude. If the Arabs had accepted the UN Partition of 1947 Israel would not have such "a pretty much hostile approach to everyone."
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    Sticky: Welcome. :) I am looking forward to reading...

    Welcome. :)

    I am looking forward to reading your comments.
  8. Thank you for that information. I joined the...

    Thank you for that information. I joined the World Affairs Board to learn, and I am. My initial point was simply that if Lee had taken Lincoln's offer to lead the Union Army it would have been good...
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    That is a fascinating article. Thank you. ...

    That is a fascinating article. Thank you.

    The U.S. had 41.7 percent of the world's military potential. The U.S.S.R. had 14.0 percent. That strengthens a point I made earlier in another thread...
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    Sticky: Thank you. :)

    Thank you. :)
  11. Thread: Ieng Sary Dead

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    The Southeast Missourian July 30, 1979 PEKING...

    The Southeast Missourian July 30, 1979

    PEKING (AP) - China sent 300,000 men to Vietnam during the Indochina War to help Hanoi defeat the United States, and more than 1,000 were killed and several...
  12. Thread: Ieng Sary Dead

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    The Geneva Agreement of 1954 was broken when...

    The Geneva Agreement of 1954 was broken when South Vietnam refused to cooperate with planning the election to be held in July 1956.

    Technically South Vietnam and the United States did not break...
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    Nuclear bombs. I do not believe an unprovoked...

    Nuclear bombs. I do not believe an unprovoked Soviet invasion of Western Europe was likely. If it could have been stopped using conventional weapons, I think that would been justifiable. I think it...
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    When the Civil War became a war against slavery...

    When the Civil War became a war against slavery it became morally justified. Until then it was morally ambiguous. Nothing in the Constitution said states could not leave the United States if they...
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    First, the war must be morally justified. ...

    First, the war must be morally justified.

    Second, the war must be in America's national interest.

    Third, the cost of winning the war must be less than the rewards of victory.

    The first...
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    Yes, if the alternative was a nuclear war. The...

    Yes, if the alternative was a nuclear war. The Soviets had a policy of not being the first to use nuclear weapons.
  17. My point, which I have made several times, is...

    My point, which I have made several times, is that if Robert E. Lee had been a Union general it would have been good for the Union, and bad for the Confederacy.
  18. I believe most blacks who were allowed to vote...

    I believe most blacks who were allowed to vote voted for Franklin Roosevelt, but I cannot document that.

    I think the illegals should be identified and deported, but it does not seem as though...
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    Sticky: Thank you. :)

    Thank you. :)
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    World War I was tragically futile. World War III...

    World War I was tragically futile. World War III would have been far worse. If calmer heads had prevailed World War I could have been avoided.
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