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    Re: James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From 'Unauthorized' Media Contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    http://www.psywarrior.com/PanamaHerb.html

    It is also interesting to note that Investigation later showed that the Panamanians knew the invasion was imminent because American TV had broadcast that an armada of aircraft was taking off from Pope Air Force Base. One of the Raleigh, North Carolina radio stations apparently reported the large number of planes leaving Ft. Bragg for Panama.
    Literally 3 paragraphs up: "The operations in Panama went very smoothly and showed that the lessons learned after the disastrous operation in Grenada 16 years earlier had been taken to heart. There were some minor glitches, but they were more in the competitive nature of teh military services than actual errors".
    -IMO doesnt sound like much of anything went wrong.


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    Re: James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From 'Unauthorized' Media Contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Literally 3 paragraphs up: "The operations in Panama went very smoothly and showed that the lessons learned after the disastrous operation in Grenada 16 years earlier had been taken to heart. There were some minor glitches, but they were more in the competitive nature of teh military services than actual errors".
    -IMO doesnt sound like much of anything went wrong.
    So just because nothing major went wrong than it's not a problem and there was no increased risk.
    I said they would report things that would cause increased risk to service members not that it would cause a mission to fail. If you can't see how the enemy hearing that planes are headed their way puts those troops at more risk than you are clueless.
    Try taking off your ideological blinders it might help.

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    Re: James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From 'Unauthorized' Media Contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    So just because nothing major went wrong than it's not a problem and there was no increased risk.
    A "minor glitch"? A "minor glitch"? Nothing about putting peoples lives at risk nothing.....

    I said they would report things that would cause increased risk to service members not that it would cause a mission to fail. If you can't see how the enemy hearing that planes are headed their way puts those troops at more risk than you are clueless.
    A "minor glitch"? Sure. If you put that in the category of "it put their lives at risk".

    Try taking off your ideological blinders it might help.
    My ideological blinders? What of having a more open and free press. Hell i thought this was always considered a staple in our American democracy.


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    Re: James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From 'Unauthorized' Media Contacts

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    A "minor glitch"? A "minor glitch"? Nothing about putting peoples lives at risk nothing.....


    A "minor glitch"? Sure. If you put that in the category of "it put their lives at risk".
    Yes hind sight is 20/20 we all know that. Do you honestly believe the reporters who made those reports knew that they were not increasing the risks to the soldiers about to jump into Panama. Not hoped they were not or thought they were not but knew it to be true. The answer is of course they didn't. No one knew before hand. It was never a real risk to the success of the mission but it sure could have resulted in a few more KIAs.
    I am sure the 23 that died and the over 300 wounded knew there was no risk to telling the enemy you are on the way
    President Franklin Roosevelt eulogized a fallen American Soldier by saying, “He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die [that] freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it he lives--in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men."

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