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On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seed that on other days and other fields will bear the fruits of victory.

-- General Douglas MacArthur

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How Combat Ready is the Current U.S. Military?

Very combat ready - few problems, high morale13 %13 %13 % 13.56 % (8)
Fairly ready - some problems38 %38 %38 % 38.98 % (23)
Marginal - significant problems, low morale37 %37 %37 % 37.29 % (22)
The U.S. military is not combat ready8 %8 %8 % 8.47 % (5)
I have no opinion on this issue1 %1 %1 % 1.69 % (1)

Total votes: 59
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Is today's military stretched too thin to be effective?

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This Day in History
1770: The British soldiers responsible for the "Boston Massacre" are acquitted on murder charges.

1862: The Union loses its first ship to a torpedo, USS Cairo, in the Yazoo River.

1863: Orders are given in Richmond, Virginia, that no more supplies from the Union should be received by Federal prisoners.

1927: Communists forces seize Canton, China.

1930: The Spanish Civil War begins as rebels take a border town.

1930: The last Allied troops withdraw from the Saar region in Germany.

1941: The U.S. Navy takes control of the largest and most luxurious ocean liner on the seas at that time, Frances Normandie, while it is docked at New York City. Shortly thereafter, the conversion for U.S. wartime use began.

1943: The German Army launches Operation Winter Tempest, the relief of the Sixth Army trapped in Stalingrad.

1950: On the way to the sea from the Chosin/Changjin Reservoir, the 1st Marine Division closed into Hungnam having cut its way through six Chinese divisions, killing approximately 20,000 of the enemy.

1967: The United States ends the airlift of 6,500 men in Vietnam.