OK jorton - I can accept that you don't believe it. But I'd like to ask why not? You say you don't want to read "5 pages" of info, but my post only takes about 5 minutes to read. If your carreer or life hung in the balance, would you not want a person to put full effort into the research before making a decision? I think it's important for you to read and fully understand Use of Force Doctrine, and understand the lack of detail in the ME statement. I posted many links so my research would have full credibility. In a way, if you are my toughest critic, then please be specific as to what I've presented that seems unpallatable to you. If you have evidence or research that would contradict mine, can you provide it so I can understand your side of the topic? I am not saying you are wrong. I am asking for you to show me why you think I'm wrong, please. It's not a taunt, but a request to better have a realization of the viewpoints of all. I had hoped that my thread would have convinced critics, but if not, then please help me understand why not?