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Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.

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Should troop strength in Iraq be increased?

Yes28 %28 %28 % 28.07 % (16)
No56 %56 %56 % 56.14 % (32)
I do not know10 %10 %10 % 10.53 % (6)
I have no opinion3 %3 %3 % 3.51 % (2)
Other, please list in comments1 %1 %1 % 1.75 % (1)

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Re: The Defense Department recently announced that troop str
by SEATJERKER
on Jan 03, 2005

As explained, this temporary run-up of troop strength is in direct response to the upcoming Iraqi elections. I suspect, with good reason, that there will be a concommitant drawdown of strength after the election at the end of this month.


Re: The Defense Department recently announced that troop str
by Gimpy
on Jan 09, 2005
500,000 + in order to root out all the resistance. 150,000 won't do a bit of good.

Keith

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