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The following quotation was from a Reuters News article. The first sentence of the last paragraph is particularly poignant, and points out one of the major differences between our country and much of the rest of the world. The dignity of (and concern for) the individual, although sometimes taken to extremes by the Politically Correct, is a cornerstone of our society, and one of the values we who have worn the uniform defend.

People in Murmansk, the Arctic Russian port which lies next to the bases where the Kursk was based, expressed shock.

``Everyone hoped some of them would survive...but many
thought this would happen,' said Natasha Furs, a student.

``Human life is not worth much here. Look at the history of our country, it is always better for someone to die than a secret to get out. ... Our president is responsible for this.'

Kaigun Chusa
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