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Only one military organization can hold and gain ground in war-a ground army supported by tactical aviation with supply lines guarded by the navy.

-- General Omar Bradley

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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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This Day in History
1612: A Polish army that invaded Russia capitulates to Prince Dimitri Pojarski and his Cossacks.

1806: Emperor Napoleon enters Berlin.

1862: A Confederate force is routed at the Battle of Georgia Landing, near Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana.

1864: Union troops are turned back when they try to cut the last railroad supplying the Confederate force in Petersburg, Virginia.



1864: During the Battle of Hatchers Run (Burgess Mill) Union troops are turned back when they try to cut the last railroad supplying the Confederate force in Petersburg, Virginia.

1864: The CSS Albemarle sinks at Plymouth, North Carolina. It was the only Confederate ironclad to be destroyed by the Union during the war.

1870: The French fortress of Metz surrenders to the Prussian Army.

1940: French Gen. Charles de Gaulle, speaking for the Free French Forces from his temporary headquarter in equatorial Africa, calls all French men and women everywhere to join the struggle to preserve and defend free French territory.

1941: In a broadcast to the nation on Navy Day, President Franklin Roosevelt declares: "America has been attacked, the shooting has started." He does not ask for full-scale war yet, realizing that many Americans are not yet ready for such a step.

1962: Complicated and tension-filled negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union finally result in a plan to end the two-week-old Cuban Missile Crisis.