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#168308 - 03/01/09 05:55 PM Re: REJECTED!!! Update #1 [Re: wildman800]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
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Since the SF guys at Dak To called it Dien Bien Phu II (or just Phu II), I guess the place would be Phu III???
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#168393 - 03/02/09 01:52 PM Re: REJECTED!!! Update #1 [Re: Susan]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4018
Loc: Anchorage AK
Yes, and since I know that tune on my trumpet, anyone coming close enough to the compound to hear it playing is already too close. whistle
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#168414 - 03/02/09 03:51 PM Re: REJECTED!!! Update #1 [Re: wildman800]
Stu Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: wildman800
Funny SBRaider, Bien Dien Phu also came to my mind!!!! Must be an omen!

My rule, Chances are if they can't get in, you can't get out!
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#168418 - 03/02/09 04:34 PM Re: REJECTED!!! Update #1 [Re: Stu]
benjammin Offline
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In a case such as Bien Dien Phu, I believe that would result in a socrched earth policy on the part of the defenders. I believe there was an episode from the series "Tour of Duty" where a firebase was being over-run, and the soldiers resorted to falling back into a reinforced bunker and incinerating the entire firebase around them, greatly devastating the assault and demoralizing the enemy into abandoning the attack. The next day the choppers showed up and evaced the survivors out of their hole.

Getting out may not be a necessary primary objective, if you can destroy your opponent's will to fight in the process.
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