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    Re: The mil as a unit of angle.
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2003 Mar 12, 10:49 -0500

    I don't know George, I think all the confusion is quite proper. In military 
    terms, the situation about the different definitions is precisely snafu, and 
    the various units only differ from either other by a scoche (the "o" 
    pronounced as in "oh!"). Scoche being another precisely defined military term 
    on this side of the pond.
    Besides, when your artillery is of a suitable size, if it lands a foot or two 
    off, there'll still be nothing left of the target, or the thousand foot 
    radius that used to be around it.
    Very much akin to a navigator saying "We're here" and pointing to that other 
    poorly defined location, the circle of position. Calculated tightly, but 
    drawn crudely, and often off by more than a scoche.

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