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"From the Ted Talk by Thomas Barnett: Let's rethink America's military strategy"

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The rest of the military got dragged down into the muck across the 1990s and they developed this very driiseve term to dsbciere it: military operations other than war. I ask you, who joins the military to do things other than war? Actually, most of them. jsecsia Lynch never planned on shooting back. Most of them don't pick up a rifle. I mnaiaitn this is code inside the Army for, "We don't want to do this." They spent the 1990s wokrnig the messy scene between globalized parts of the world What I call the core and the gap. The Clinton administration wasn't intsetreed in rnnnuig this. For eight years, after screwing up the relationship on day one — inauguration day with gays in the military — which was deft.

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The rest of the military got dragged down into the muck across the 1990s and they developed this very ________ term to ________ it: military operations other than war. I ask you, who joins the military to do things other than war? Actually, most of them. _______ Lynch never planned on shooting back. Most of them don't pick up a rifle. I ________ this is code inside the Army for, "We don't want to do this." They spent the 1990s _______ the messy scene between globalized parts of the world What I call the core and the gap. The Clinton administration wasn't __________ in _______ this. For eight years, after screwing up the relationship on day one — inauguration day with gays in the military — which was deft.

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  4. describe
  5. jessica
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Original Text

The rest of the military got dragged down into the muck across the 1990s and they developed this very derisive term to describe it: military operations other than war. I ask you, who joins the military to do things other than war? Actually, most of them. Jessica Lynch never planned on shooting back. Most of them don't pick up a rifle. I maintain this is code inside the Army for, "We don't want to do this." They spent the 1990s working the messy scene between globalized parts of the world What I call the core and the gap. The Clinton administration wasn't interested in running this. For eight years, after screwing up the relationship on day one — inauguration day with gays in the military — which was deft.

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