Monday, July 16, 2007


I will write a longer piece on Barry Rosenberg's cover article from the July issue of AFJ in the next 24 hours. First, I wanted to highlight an ironic sentence that clearly deserves the label pentagonism:

Third, the commander must set the rules of engagement. On the military side, such rules might be "don't fire unless fired upon" or "don't bust down doors in a culture that finds that tactic extremely insulting."

I don't know about you all, but I imagine most people, regardless of culture, would probably feel insulted by having their door busted down -- especially by a bunch of well-armed foreign soldiers. Somehow, I don't think the 12,000 M100 Grenade Rifle Entry Munitions that the Army is going to buy from Rafael will be popular either.

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