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    Thursday, February 03, 2005

    We must weaken [the enemy]

    "We must weaken [the enemy] by drawing him into protracted campaigns. When the enemy is away from home for a long time and produces no victories and families learn of their dead, then the enemy population becomes dissatisfied and considers it a Mandate from Heaven that their armies be recalled. Time is always in our favor. Our climate, mountains, and jungles discourage the enemy; but for us they offer sanctuary and a place from which to attack."
    --Tran Hung Dao, 1284

    from Moss, George D. Vietnam: An American Ordeal, 4ed (NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2002), p. 1).

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