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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

…: The Fence of Doom – War Destroys Humans – It Doesn't Destroy Human Nature.

"World media attention immediately focused on the historic Citadel city. At the same time, Captain Anderson, an intelligence officer in the Coalition Operations Center, noticed that neither side currently occupied the Citadel. In a snap decision, he determined that the Citadel had just became a political objective up for grabs. It will fall to whomever arrives first with the most, he thought grimly, as he pushed the authorization release button on his battle display map to dispatch the area reserve. This will be an armed race for the political high ground. Eighteen months into the First Trans-Pacific War, Megacities had become the new battlefield. Once avoided by armies, it was now the new normal.

Traveling at speed, 3rd Platoon raced through the sprawling cityscape hovering just below the roof line, above the garbage-strewn streets below. Something about this high-speed approach to the citadel reminded Sergeant Simco of stories his Uncle Dax, a veteran of Americas Longest War, used to tell.

Dax had advised Simco before he left for the Citadel, "Employ the city's terrain as a manmade canyon of fire. Limit your attackers by limiting those who can see and hear you." Simco knew from his uncle's stories that battle in dense urban areas would simply be an extension of battles throughout history. The human dimension does not change regardless of changes in culture and technology. The battle for key terrain, physical and political, will continue. Dax's words echoed in his mind as he sped through the city enroot to the release point, "Remember, war destroys humans; it doesn't destroy human nature…"
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