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No leader should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no leader should fight a battle simply out of pique. But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life. Hence the enlightened leader is heedful, and the good leader full of caution.

- Sun Tzu

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BE shell
base ejection shell

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Today in Military History

August 20


World War I: German forces occupy Brussels


Chuchill's speech "Never in the field of human conflict..."


Allies close Falaise Gap


The "Prague Spring" abruptly ended when 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invaded Czechoslovakia


U.S. Embassy Bombings: The United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged Al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.


Arab forces led by Khalid bin Walid took contol of Syria and Palestine in the Battle of Yarmuk


Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria invaded Thrace and drove the Byzantines out.

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