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Governments have a Department of War Prevention.

Threats of War, making Wars upon foreign nation's shores, non-stop Wars begun with lies, have become the way Governments today negotiate with one another. We citizens of all our nations need put a stop to such garbage. We need to do it right NOW. Am I right?

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    Apr 25 2013: In a sense the DOD could be thought of as the DOWP. A strong military is the best deterrent against war. Bad guys think like predators in that they go after the weak. I agree there is rampant misuse of military might for economic and political purposes and that should be fixed, you are definately right! But, let's not diminish our military might in the process. To do so would be to invite some evil empire to make war upon us.
    • Apr 26 2013: edward, I like a lot of your comments.
      But I can't think of the DOD as a Dept of War Prevention.
      The DOD hasn't met a War it didn't like.
      I don't believe that a strong military is the best deterrent.
      Our military's one of the strongest in the world, and we do War before
      breakfast, during lunch, and before and after dinner 24/7/365.

      I agree (with you) there is rampant misuse of military might for economic and political purposes and that should be fixed. NOW.

      There's always going to be some evil empire to make War upon us.
      But as any good or bad lawyer will tell us, "It takes 2 to tangle.".

      We downsized our military after WW1, and elected FDR who ran on a platform promising not to get involved in the European Wars.

      Arguments were made about us getting caught flat-footed by the Japanese with our reduced military capacity, but that didn't carry much weight.

      I will stop now, as my computer is asking me for a re-start to complete my updating. Thanks for your response, I'm glad you did..
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        Apr 27 2013: The human drama has a natural component called predator/prey interaction. Why it is so I cannot say, but how it plays-out is well documented in history. I strongly urge you to reconsider your statement: "I don't believe that a strong military is the best deterrent." Do you really think the USA would be here today were it not for her ability to engage and defeat those who would take her by force?

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