International: Why 7 Is Not 8

Fool: The reason why the seven stars are no more than seven is a pretty reason.

King Lear: Because they are not eight?

Fool: Yes, indeed. Thou wouldst make a good fool. . . . If thou wert my fool, nuncle, I'ld have thee beaten for being old before thy time.

The reason why the Dairen incident was not an incident is also a pretty reason —chiefly that the U.S., engaged with Russia in the battle for Europe, does not want a major test in the Far East.

There are at least three versions of what happened when the U.S. Navy's LC-3 1090 nosed into...

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