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Then again, the only reason the US military does not reach Mongol levels of effectiveness is that "kill everyone" is no longer an acceptable tactical or strategic doctrine.  It would have been a lot easier, and technologically possible even without nuclear weapons, to completely exterminate the entire population of Iraq and Afghanistan, than it was to occupy them with ground troops.
by Zwackus on Mon May 13th, 2013 at 08:05:32 PM EST
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