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January 28, 2010

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Very serious people shoot first, then immediately walk away.

Very serious people shoot first, then immediately walk away.

Hmmm, walking away is cutting and running. The Seriouser (sic) policy is to stay indefinitely.

Is it because we do not have a long term strategic vision, but a short to medium term political one?

Once you begin to use force — with or without the consent of a local government — you become deeply embedded into the security environment in that country. From there it becomes logical to further deepen the involvement over time.

The tarbaby problem.

At the beginning of JFK's administration, the US officially had only 600 "advisors" in Viet Nam.

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