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Snafus avoided

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Foreign Policy magazine has rounded up what it calls the top 10 “cockamamie military schemes” ever concocted by civilian thinkers supposedly on our side. “Many proposals — while informal or semiserious — are preposterous and overlook even a basic understanding of political objectives, military strategy, geography, and logistics,” the journal notes. “Thankfully, these would-be civilian follies, based on unrealistic and often dangerous notions of what military power can achieve, were quashed before they left the drawing board.” It also serves as proof that “cockamamie military schemes” is not a redundancy. Check them out here.

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