This seems elementary to me, but why is it, in the last few decades, we have given the enemy plenty of lead time, sometimes almost down to the hour, as to when we are going to attack. This was true in the Gulf War, Afghanistan, the Iraq War, and now Syria. We debate, discuss, etc, until the enemy knows exactly when and what we are going to do. It reminds me of a horse race, ready, set, go and bang. I do not know if it is the demands of news coverage or what, but we did not announce D Day or the atom bombs over Japan. What are your thoughts on this? I mean, if we are going to go in and fight, (another debate) should not we try to at least make an effort to use the element of surprise?