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    Iraq orders Blackwater out of the country

    Well, considering the fracas over a 0.5% additional raise proposed by the House Armed Services Committee beyond the 3.0% proposed by the Bush administration, I would guess Bush would veto any such proposal. White House: 3.5 percent pay hike unnecessary Rick Maze, Army Times - May 16, 2007...
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    Iraq orders Blackwater out of the country

    "The Iraqi officials are very quick to blame - even before all the facts are in." That's politics for you.
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    B-52s Launch with Nukes

    Based on the recent events I'm not sure the control is all that good. And reliable thought they may be, the B-52's have been in active service since 1955; heck, some of them are older than I am! Just a thought.
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    B-52s Launch with Nukes

    Yep. You'd think someone somewhere would have checked into what was going on and questioned why the weapons were transported in the mode they were. Perhaps Jack Ripper heard about the new fluoridation plant being built for the city of New Orleans and decided to do something about it. I hear...
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    My Meeting with the JAG Officer

    "If I failed in telling them about the infraction during the admissions process, how can they expel you by saying that its an honor code violation if you weren't even given the oath yet?" Ahhh, this is great. Is there a chance that's some leg pulling going on here? Otherwise, I'm at a loss...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    "Like most of the interactions between the two of us, you continually to be totally in error." You present an insulting statement that you elevate in your own mind to near fact and you are soundly and repeatedly rebutted. You then "discover" holes in a tongue-in-cheek alternative, cry eureka...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    "Caution!!!! This in no way states my true impression of either West Point or AROTC. It is simply the logical conclusion of an absurd line of reasoning presented in this thread. Caution!!!!!!" Is this a warning to you, because it is obvious to even the most casual observer that there is nothing...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    Well, after some quick research on the Sports Illustrated ten best party schools list I find that nine of the ten - Arizona State, University of Wisconsin, San Diego State University, Florida State, Santa Barbara, Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio University - all have ROTC programs. The tenth...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    Chip, I agree with you about The Citadel, Norwich, Texas A&M, VMI, North Georgia, Virginia Tech, and the state Maritime Academies, because they're not the same as a civilian college.....unless I'm wrong and they are as some of the responders seem to imply. Let me make sure I'm clear on this...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    "I have begged ...." #$& @#$# it, I can't stand it when a grown man begs.... The answer you seek, USNA69, is partially contained within this portion of the article: "Across the entire Army this spring, 3,420 newly commissioned junior officers are expected to enter active duty, according...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    A glutton for punishment, are ye? You know, I'm reminded of a joke that goes something like this: There was a hunter who told his buddies that come hunting season he was going to bag himself a bear. So hunting season comes around and off he goes into the woods. He spies a really big...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    I thought you'd enjoy that Doc, but you know you left me an opening I could sail a Liberty ship through.
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    "Looks like there will be 3 less applicants to West Point :) hehe, sorry, couldn't resist." Hmmm; is it wise to mock a "Super Moderator".....hmmmmmm? Fighting it off.....fighting......FIGHTING!!!...........uh oh.......wavering......wavering........caaaaannnn't...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    "The Naval Academy has the highest graduation rate of the academies. For the Class of 2007, it was 85%." Let's see.....17/20....=.....0.85. Hmmm; that's the same graduation rate as my wife's kindergarten class.
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    From USNA69 "...I don't know their motives...." Finally, something we can all agree upon.
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    "JAM, I am honestly surprised in you.............I cannot believe that you have stooped to the level of smiley and are pandering on the lives of our fallen heros, those whom we should daily be thanking God that they were there, to defend our country, prepared to give the utmost." Let me see if...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    If that is the opinion of members of this board, sure, would love to debate it. Since this is a service academy forum, I assume you are referring to youngsters attending the academies. Why do you feel this is true? Give us something to start with." I think Mom understands the point. If...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    "No one has to agree with USNA69 - most regular posters here knows he is just being provacative..... looking for a discussion ....er - I mean argument." So if someone were to say, "youngsters join the navy because they get all of the benefits with none of danger", that would be ok? And is...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    The reasons that West Point graduates had left the army in larger numbers has already been enumerated, and the fact that they now stay when offered a graduate education has also been satisfactorily demonstrated. The article states that, "According to Army statistics, 718 signed up to choose...
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    Shortage of Army Officers

    "....but many, if not most, high cost WP grads are just looking for a free Ivy-League-quality education" USNA69; can you provide evidence for this conclusion, or is this just another one of your ill conceived and thoughtless statements? I sincerely doubt you are in any position to judge what...
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