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To: Xenalyte
Meeting and exceeding are different. One may meet on the way to exceeding, and if one exceeds, by definition one has met.

Not that this is justification from a grammatical sense, but a lot of Army writing uses dual concepts like this, when talking about killing and capturing terrorist X, or meeting and exceeding a standard. It's like you state the minimum and the optimal in the same breath, even if it's contradictory in a literal sense.

The more I try and explain it the lamer it sounds, but take my word on it, it's a very Army form of expression.

13 posted on 12/12/2006 2:48:15 PM PST by Steel Wolf (As Ibn Warraq said, "There are moderate Muslims but there is no moderate Islam.")
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To: Steel Wolf

Sad that there are so many people who didn't study hard and now have to go to Iraq. (/sarcasm)


16 posted on 12/12/2006 2:49:17 PM PST by Jack Black
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To: Steel Wolf

Your explanation is perfect, and thanks!

As for the practice, it's lame indeed. "Killing and capturing" in particular would seem to be mutually exclusive.


20 posted on 12/12/2006 2:55:23 PM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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