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September 27, 2009


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Can anyone provide an example - just one will do - of a military mission that Colin Powell thought WAS clearly-defined? The lesson he seems to have taken from Vietnam is "Fight no foreign wars", which sure is an odd doctrine for a general to uphold.


Uh, Desert Storm? Anyway I'm not sure an excess of caution when it comes to war is a bad thing...even in a general.


Ok, I think you are correct that Powell in the end supported operation Desert Storm. But not initially. He did so only after insisting on several months preparation time to build troop levels in the region and arrange logistics. I sure would not want him running my military if I ever experienced a surprise attack!

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