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January 01, 2009


Smitten Eagle

I wouldn't read too much into modern conceptions of the "siege." The word can mean almost anything.

Another great formerly-military word is "venue." Centuries ago it meant a place where a battle will take place, or took place. Today it can mean a restaurant.

So few people today understand the lexicon of the military, and words are constantly thrown about like brass shell casings. Further reinterpretation of these words with a postmodernist viewpoint only muddies the waters further, and doesn't create enlightenment.

Give me a call, too, AE. I have some thoughts on the postmodern conceptions of strategy as it relates to the IDF.


When I say "postmodern" I don't mean the philosophical or aesthetic viewpoint, more just a catchphrase about the world after "modernity"--the same way Dr. Metz does here: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=226

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