“The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as that between lightning and the lightning bug.” –Mark Twain

“Suffice it to say, the operation was an overall success. The attack took place at 1 a.m., and while there were casualties, they were relatively light: 23 American killed and 324 (Americans) wounded. At least several times that number of PDF (Panamanian defence forces) were killed or wounded, but the numbers are hard to confirm because most of the PDF who fought, did so in civilian clothing in order to blend in with the populace if things went south, Yates said.”


December 4, 2014
David Vergun