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As The Adc Said to The 2ic

I am glad to see that the military has lost none of its fondness for

acronyms. Watching these military types briefing the press, they have to

keep pausing to translate. I have picked up two new ones just today: “ISR”

(Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) and “MEZ” (missile

engagement zone). From the way these guys shoot past them, then backtrack

to give a translation, you can see they think in acronyms. That’s good–no

point wasting brain cells on unnecessary syllables.

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