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The passage means that if you want a fight, you should not meet the enemy on his side of a river which he needs to cross. The reason is fairly obvious. You should wait for him to cross first, and fight on your side of the river with his back to the water. If you win, you will destroy him. Better yet, you should wait until he has crossed the river with half ...


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Use a slide deck, because the advantages of one far outweigh the disadvantages; but use it differently than your competition. Restrict your verbal slides to between 1/2 to 1/3 of the total If you have friends interested in film or photography, talk to them about the subtleties of visual presentations - such as the inferences made by audiences between left-...


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In addition to the HAARP projects which are well mentioned above which achieved velocities of Mach 10 at an extraordinary altitude of 300,00 feet there is also speculations concerning a "Project Thor" which drops a tungsten rod straight down from outer space...and is perfectly legal actually. The theoretical power of such a weapon is quite spectacular.


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PBS's episode titled "Bombing Hitler's Supergun" never mentioned the Luxembourg tests. They did note that the gun was tested in occupied Poland in a proof of concept. The focus of the episode was the efforts to destroy the gun although they did a scale proof of concept with rifle barrels and rifle shells to show that they could use the hot gases to ignite ...


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Your question can be broken down into several parts. Did the NATO-led coalition deliberately try to topple the Gaddafi regime? I think we can all agree on a "yes" to that one. In doing so, did they exceed the mandate of Resolution 1973? I don't think we will get a clear answer on that. The text calls for much more than just a no-fly zone, but it ...


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No, there is at best a weak correlation between national size and tendency for belligerence. Some examples of "small" states that started significant wars: Recent declaration of statehood by I.S.I.L. North Vietnam attacking the U.S. ally South Vietnam Italy (very definitely the junior partner of Germany and Italy) invading Greece in 1940. Nazi Germany ...


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Yes weaker powers rarely attack their much stronger neighbors. A wise general never starts a war he can't win. But if there are many small states then they will fight each other a lot, think medieval Europe. There are a few cases where weak powers attack stronger foes. One is a rising or falling power A weak power is growing quickly in strength think ...


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Yes, many did. An image search reveals plenty of examples. Although I've found few with the straps hanging, most have the straps secured tightly behind the helmet. BAR Gunner, 1st Marine Division, Wana Ridge, Okinawa 1945 Three reasons are cited (and one which is my own speculation). In close combat, an enemy can grab the visor. The idea here is an ...


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Yes, they did. Not all, but a very many, especially the more veteran soldiers. I don't have time to get sources together, but will when I do. Reasons were varied. Some believed that being close to over-pressure events (artillery, etc) could cause a head injury with the large helmet being force up and the tough leather strap breaking the neck. This was ...



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