High Tech vs. the Orb WAS Re: the honing of Vlad

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Fri Jan 20 12:32:06 PST 2006

Jeff G. wrote:

>> You don't have to hold territory in order to achieve all military
>> goals.   Sometimes all you want is to persuade the other army to go
>> home.    Assassination and terrorism are ways to achieve military goals.
>> We didn't hold mainland Japan when the Japanese surrendered in WWII.
>I'm not sure if you are insinuating that the bombing of Japan was an act of
>terrorism? (That is a whole 'nother argument!) As far as assassination, that
>was "legal" until the Carter administration as I recall, and that is more of
>a self inflicted restraint rather than any rule of war.

I was just listing some examples of achieving objectives of war without 
directly taking and holding territory.

>-Was the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki intended to end the war
>with Japan, or scare the Russians? Discus amongst yourselves. . . .
If it is the latter, it is an even better example.