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Having worked for both the Departments of Defense and State, I have heard this/Adams' arguments for years, and I agree that diplomacy will always lose the battle for resources.  The deck is stacked so many ways, but it's not the military's fault particularly.  It's the way the cards are dealt.  Dept of State has no constituency while the military has constituency in every State where there is a military base or tentacle of the military industrial complex.

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by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sat Jan 31st, 2009 at 01:55:38 PM EST
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