What is state failure? See my conceptualisation of state failure on the right flank below.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A linguistic innovation on the battlefield

(From a couple of days ago.) The Washington Post quotes an anonymous Marine officer telling them:

"During the Bar Now Zad operation, the Marines have killed 20 or fewer suspected insurgents, according to one Marine officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the operation was ongoing."

Highlighting by me. I would actually prefer this (so far unusual) wording by default.

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