I would be interested to know whether any other self-styled "freedom fighters" (or terrorist organizations) that were seeking to overthrow the government or establish a separate state issued postage stamps. Might any have established postal services in "liberated zones"?
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Miami’s Citadel food hall misappropriates a revered symbol of black resistance in Haiti
FEBRUARY 20, 2019 05:29 PM,
Haiti’s Citadel was built in the early 19th century as a fortress of resistance against European invaders. U.S. ARMY
True, this thread did wander far afield from JK's original Hand Grenade, and Clausewitz was shoved aside for a bit. I wonder, though, re. Ian Brown's post, how much significance we should attach to Clausewitz's desire to get into battle as counter-evidence of the caution he wrote about years later, about states deciding to go to war. My guess is that many who have made war their profession will express earnest desire to be in the front lines, even as they (some of them, at least) might question the wisdom of those in pay grades far above them who make decisions about war and peace.
I find it interesting in how quickly the discussion got away from assessing what Clausewitz himself was getting at and moving into a debate on Vietnam. The shift was almost immediate from his war to “our” war, and the caution that has constrained America’s use of military force lest we face another Vietnam ever since.
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It's fairly obvious but not noted sufficiently, IMHO: a major reason that "victory" for our side in VN was near impossible was the simple fact that if the we won, Indo-China would remain divided; if the North won, it would be re-united. Thus, the NLF could claim that, sure there were communists in their Front, but that the war was basically part of the age-long great patriotic struggle to free their land from foreign domination/imperialism.
Re. Ralph Hitchens' post: I cannot recall any American in a position of influence arguing that a united Communist Vietnam would not be an intolerable threat to US interests. I suspect that some of them thought this, but fear and hatred of Communism were obligatory in public life. One could not hope to retain significant influence if one said clearly and publicly that Communist victory in the war might be tolerable.
I have found the discussion of Clausewitz interesting. It has been several since I've read the book and it provoked me to re-read this philosophic classic.
Just recent announced, 'secret' attempts by present Administration to transfer highly restricted and legally prohibited Nuclear technology out of the US to Saudi Arabia, where besides legal consequences and political harms, very important regional and strategic nuclear balances of power are directly involved. While the list is focused upon history it does seem appropriate to bring into the list this publication by UCLA's poly sci dept., in the mid 1960s, as part of their then Security Studies program.