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Re: USN Warned (reply)
A map of the Spratlys.  Notice that they are a heck of a lot closer to Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines than they are to China.https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zIym14CoHj3s.kjRLps6mSj_A&msa=0
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22-May-2015 18:32:58
Re: USN Warned (reply)
The U.S., particularly its Navy, has a long history of going where they are not wanted.  The Gulf of Sidra has already been mentioned.  Almost two and a half years ago, Iran warned the U.S. about sending another carrier into the Persian...
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22-May-2015 16:10:24
Re: Operation C and Operation MI total carrier forces allocated (reply)
alecsandros wrote:Flattop wrote: Second, Nagumo was rather pessimistic about the Midway operation, and he was concerned about being taken by surprise by the early appearance of the American carriers.  He launched air searches on the...
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16-May-2015 17:36:22
Re: Operation C and Operation MI total carrier forces allocated (reply)
A couple of things:First, according to Parshall and Tully in Shattered Sword, there is supporting evidence that the original date set for the first carrier strikes on Midway, June 3, 1942 (Midway time).  The date was delayed twenty-four...
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15-May-2015 18:49:41
Re: "American Sniper" screening cancelled after Muslims complain (reply)
Have any of these students watched the film?  If not, how do they know what it does or does not promote?
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27-Apr-2015 01:05:11
Re: "You Almost had a Mutiny On Your Hands" (reply)
http://flattopshistorywarpolitics.yuku.com/topic/3231/You-Almost-had-a-Mutiny-On-Your-Hands#.VSiWjfDSN3E
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11-Apr-2015 03:36:33
Re: Books we're reading  (reply)
jlyons97 wrote:Recently declassified evidence exonerated McVay - CINCPAC knew the location of the Japanese sub along Indianapolis' route to Leyte through Ultra intercepts, yet didn't notify McVay and refused his request for an escort....
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8-Apr-2015 22:53:18
Re: So, what's this "freedom" thing again? (reply)
I'm sorry, but I just don't see the big deal in providing a service to a gay couple getting married. The business owner is not being asked to endorse or participate -- sorry, making a cake, providing flowers, or even taking...
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4-Apr-2015 23:18:21
Re: Books we're reading  (reply)
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King -- The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Walter R. BornemanThis is actually an audio book I listened to a couple of years ago, but I didn't review it here at the time.  I enjoyed...
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4-Apr-2015 22:45:43
Re: Books we're reading  (reply)
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. HansenAn excellent biography of the first man to walk on the moon.  Armstrong is unique figure in history, but with a quiet personality, he presented a challenge to our...
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14-Mar-2015 19:08:12
Re: Idaho Republican gets a biology lesson (reply)
Let's not forget the congresswoman who asked if the Mars rover could visit and take pictures of the flag planted by Apollo 11.
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24-Feb-2015 19:59:24
What ISIS Really Wants (topic)
A good, but very long article:"The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But...
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17-Feb-2015 20:18:17
Re: Books we're reading  (reply)
About halfway through "Shattered Trident" by Larry Bond.You might also enjoy Dangerous Ground, Cold Choices and Exit Plan which feature the same main character.
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8-Feb-2015 18:45:31
Re: Scott Walker is new GOP favourite for 2016 nomination (reply)
Rebcop wrote:Was Reagan too extreme. We lose when we moderate our principles to much. Romney McCain Anybody named BushW. won two terms.No Republican was going to win in 2008 because of Iraq and the financial crisis.Romney lost to an...
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4-Feb-2015 23:24:04
Re: American Civil War (reply)
Rebcop wrote:If the hot heads had not fired then the Supreme Court could have decided the issue. Or another incident would have started it. The animosity on both sides was quite high.The problem is that no other issue carried the same...
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25-Jan-2015 18:42:27
Re: American Civil War (reply)
sergeante wrote:Now, WRT to the Constitution, my observations have nothing to do with who won or lost, but everything to do with the legal mechanics of attempted secession under that Constitution. Simply put, if the Constitution requires...
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25-Jan-2015 18:40:18
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
In the context of you Powell quote, they were the field commander. They were the first stop for resource allocation, just like a military field commander. That's an inescapable fact. Except that it isn't.  Lots of people in Washington...
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2-Dec-2014 18:08:12
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
I have been hard on Republicans, too, at least in other places if not here.I've said that Reagan had some responsibility for the barracks bombing in Beirut because he authorized a battleship fire mission, which changed the status of the...
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2-Dec-2014 06:33:30
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
The people in Libya didn't know everything either.To use an example from history, the commanders (Kimmel & Short) in Hawaii in 1941 did not know everything because Washington kept specific pieces of information from them (example:...
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1-Dec-2014 23:47:44
Re: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack (reply)
"The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.  In my experience, the people closest to the problems are often in the best position to see the solutions.  The key here is to empower...
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1-Dec-2014 06:03:26