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06/07/2004

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Ali

Not sure if Leonhard is right on scraping Gas treaties. Gaining a small tactical advantage in some rather rare situations might not balance up with our troops routinely facing cheap and easy to manufacture blister agents. Dense CS gas in a confined space is actually fairly lethal. In an open space it's little more than provocative.

Only a fool would disrespect Sun Tzu's maxim. Leonhards right that many future battlefields will be urban and that we should be prepared for that but it is still a very testing environment to fight in.

If you look at the MOUT mannuals overwhelming quality man power still seems to be the key to keeping your casualties below 30%.

Is tidy really the right word for the Grand Armée on the march?

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