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 Posted: Sun Aug 30th, 2009 02:54 pm
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I think Javal hit it on the head pretty nicely, but on point two...  I've seen soldiers do some pretty heroic things under fire in Iraq, but your question brought up a story my college history advisor told me:  he had just come back from the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and he took some of his subordinates on a tour of Shiloh battlefield to discuss the principles of war.  He was describing the Confederate assaults on the hornets nest and one of his guys said, "hell Sir, we couldn't get our guys to cross an open field like that to attack a position."  Just food for thought, but Javal is right, two different times and places can't be compared properly.  Cheers!

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