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Ain't War a Grand and Glorious Enterprise?
Old 08-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #1
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:01 AM   #3
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The "no down time" thing is right on. My old Army National Guard buddies are going on their 2nd or 3rd deployment. Their last one was guarding a prison, even tho they were artillery qualified. They had the stress of deployment, guarding prisoners, and daily mortaring to deal with.

I read that the improved communications deployed military are enjoying (email, video teleconference, etc) also adds to stress. They know the issues their family deals with daily, instead of getting a letter every once in a while.
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I was really surprised to hear on the radio the other day that this is the longest war the U.S. has ever had. You think about Nam going on for over a decade, but it really didn't. Or maybe it did, but not as a declared war. Something to think about, for sure.
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Thanks, HaHa. It's journalism on a par with Robert Graves' "Goodbye to all that." Well worth taking the time to read the entire article. "The more things change...."?
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