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02/23/2016

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Diogenes of NJ

"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue"

— Chester W. Nimitz

Take a moment to remember when your nation had fortitude and real leadership.

Hmm

OT, but take a look at this - perhaps grist for your mill:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/overhauling-the-army-for-the-age-of-irregular-warfare-1455839486

The Army is not prepared for irregular warfare, and needs to do so. WTF??? We have been fighting irregular wars non-stop for the past 15 years, and the Army has necessarily been the focal point of that effort, how the hell are they not prepared? That's only three goddamn 5-year FYDPs. Did the Army really think "yeah we're going to get over this and go back to focusing on head-on clashes with an enemy state's army" that whole time?

vmijpp

Sadly, the platoon commander who raised the first flag on Iwo died two days ago:

http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1644462-marine-who-raised-flag-on-iwo-jima-dies-at-94

jpp

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