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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Sep 2020 10:10 p.m. PST

"Military strategists and pundits alike often refer to warfare in terms of three domains namely land, sea, and air. In each of these venues, armed combatants struggle to defeat their adversaries and open a path to the political objectives that drive a conflict. However, a fourth domain is often overlooked in discussions of warfare, one that has been utilized as a means of covert approach toward enemy forces for thousands of years, and has recently been utilized to great asymmetric effect against some of the most powerful conventional forces on earth. This forgotten domain is the use of underground tunneling, as a means to create a subterranean axis of advance. While it might not share the glamor of the other domains, it has often been used to decisive effect throughout the recorded history of human conflict…"
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