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A general must be shot or befriended - but never hurt.

-- Salvador de Madariaga

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When should America declare war?

To protect our national interest abroad.4 %4 %4 % 4.76 % (4)
To protect our declared allies.3 %3 %3 % 3.57 % (3)
To retaliate for attacks on America.30 %30 %30 % 30.95 % (26)
To defend foriegn democracies.5 %5 %5 % 5.95 % (5)
To aid righteous nations that ask for our help.4 %4 %4 % 4.76 % (4)
All of the above.42 %42 %42 % 42.86 % (36)
Other. Please explain in comments.2 %2 %2 % 2.38 % (2)
Never, war should never be an option.4 %4 %4 % 4.76 % (4)

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This Day in History
1862: Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson suffers a rare defeat when his attack on Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley fails.

1901: A group of U.S. Army soldiers led by Brig. Gen. Frederick Funston capture Emilio Aguinaldo, the leader of the Philippine Insurrection of 1899.

1942: The Japanese occupy the Anadaman Islands in the Indian Ocean.

1944: German occupiers shoot more than 300 Italian civilians as a reprisal for an Italian partisan attack on an SS unit.

1951: In the last and largest airborne operation of the war, the U.S. 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team jumped at Munsan from 72 C-119 Flying Boxcars and 48 C-46 Commandos of the 315th Air Division. Task Force Growdon, including elements of the Philippine Battalion, linked up with the 187th Airborne in Operation TOMAHAWK.

1961: One of the first American casualties in Southeast Asia, an intelligence-gathering plane en route from Laos to Saigon is shot down over the Plain of Jars in central Laos.