Will the Taliban Give us a Taste of Armageddon?
Summary: Many comparisons have been made between the War on Terror, AKA “The Long War”, and Vietnam.
Needless to say, our leaders prefer to think about happy counterinsurgencies, like the Philippines, Malaysia, and… the Philippines.
Since fantasy is so much more appealing than reality (and makes for a better powerpoint slide), the Pentagon has learned a valuable lesson from the best long war fighters in the universe.
The Eminians from Star Trek: A Taste of Armageddon.
This build’s upon the conclusion of the previous post, Killing the leaders of our enemy.
Is this the fast track to victory – or disaster?
In A Taste of Armageddon, Captain Kirk and Company go to planet Eminar VII on a diplomatic mission.
Though warned upon arrival of a devastating attack from the neighboring planet, Vendikar, they see no apparent evidence of this.
No violence, no destruction, nothing.
Seeing their confusion, the planet’s leader Anan 7 explains.