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If we do go to war, psychological operations are going to be absolutely a critical, critical part of any campaign that we must get involved in.

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1863: President Abraham Lincoln signs the conscription act compelling U.S. citizens to report for duty in the Civil War or pay $300.00.

1942: The RAF raids the industrial suburbs of Paris.

1945: Finland, under increasing pressure from both the United States and the Soviet Union, finally declares war on its former partner, Germany.

1951: The Danish hospital ship Jutlandia, commanded by Commodore Kai Hammerich, joined the U.N. forces in Korea.

1952: Operation SATURATE was launched with the objective of destroying selected segments of the enemys rail lines with sustained round-the-clock bombing.

1965: More than 30 U.S. Air Force jets strike targets along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos.

1971: The U.S. Armys 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) departs South Vietnam. The Special Forces were formed to organize and train guerrilla bands behind enemy lines.