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    Who on earth dreams up these ridiculous military operation names?

    Smacks of a department of overpaid civil servants with a big dictionary somehwere ....

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    After 1000 years of pissing the world off I think all the good ones have been taken.

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    Real stuff by the sound of it....

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...h-Taliban.html
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    It's bonkers that after all these years our technologically advanced army are still out there, fighting a few religious weirdy-beardies armed with homemade bombs and poorly maintained AK47's.

    Surely more than one military commander must have thought, "We've tried the long and drawn out approach to no avail, sod it, let's pull out the nukes and show we mean business".

    There's no point having a big stick, if you don't use it on special occassions.

    Small surgical strikes are ofc, always better in most situations, but now and then, it's nice to play with the big toys and watch the enemy surrender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Board Game Geek View Post
    It's bonkers that after all these years our technologically advanced army are still out there, fighting a few religious weirdy-beardies armed with homemade bombs and poorly maintained AK47's.

    Surely more than one military commander must have thought, "We've tried the long and drawn out approach to no avail, sod it, let's pull out the nukes and show we mean business".

    There's no point having a big stick, if you don't use it on special occassions.

    Small surgical strikes are ofc, always better in most situations, but now and then, it's nice to play with the big toys and watch the enemy surrender.
    Eh? Am I reading you right? Or were you just being ironic?

    Are you actually suggesting that the use of nuclear weapons (even tactical yields) would be a good idea?

    I wonder what the chaps in the field would make of your execrable suggestion of using the 'big stick' on 'special occasions'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeyman View Post
    I wonder what the chaps in the field would make of your execrable suggestion of using the 'big stick' on 'special occasions'.
    Presumably they would be withdrawn first : or they might be a tad unhappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moorfield View Post
    Who on earth dreams up these ridiculous military operation names?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogeyman View Post
    Eh? Am I reading you right? Or were you just being ironic?

    Are you actually suggesting that the use of nuclear weapons (even tactical yields) would be a good idea?

    I wonder what the chaps in the field would make of your execrable suggestion of using the 'big stick' on 'special occasions'.
    I wouldn't advise the use of nukes but to be honest, it's not like there is much there to destroy anyway. It looks as barren as Anne Widdecombe
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Squaddies are much cheaper than nukes.

    That plutonium & U235 is expensive stuff you know, too good to waste.

    HTH.
    and it's not like it goes off quickly either!
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    Tactical...the other sort leaves an unpleasant glow which isn't very friendly.
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