Bring Back the Department of War

Where does it come from, this Orwellian insistence on not calling the things we do in war things we do in war? 
At least the Pentagon literally has five sides.

Not content with fighting over whether to call the war on Islamic State a war, and whether to call Islamic State the enemy, we are now arguing whether to call Islamic State Islamic State.

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