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I had a very different military experience from that which most people are familiar with. It's not a bad thing, just a different thing. In the navy I was supercargo instead of crew and on the battlefield, almost everything I did was with a handful of brothers - or fewer. It offers a different perspective and the experience lends itself to confidence without having a large logistics train in tow. Therefore my frame of reference is not to Big Navy or Big Army or the Green Marine Machine. Marines, even force recon Marines, are still Marines and while that's a good thing, it often stifles experimentation and instant exploitation of opportunities. I believe that we need to foster that way of thinking in the future and let slip the dogs of war with few restrictions on the rules of engagement. It's the only way that I know of to eliminate the threat wherever it exists on the planet. And if a few eggs are broken making the omelet, so be it. Too bad/so sad. However the rules need to be changed regarding "human rights abuses" where terrorists are involved. People will die hard and that offends so many tender feelings in the press and elsewhere.More on the Trump Doctrine: "Our hearts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victims of today’s horrifying terror attack in Berlin. Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Isis and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad."