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Old 01-28-2020, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by DCnDC View Post
I don't see why it needs to be any more complicated than "men are cheap; planes are not," the relative safety of air drops notwithstanding.
Maybe, but how many men is a plane worth? The message in question was intended to prevent the wholesale slaughter of an entire battalion, which I suppose could be up to a thousand soldiers.