Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 7, 2013, 9:41 p.m. EST by ericweiss
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On the afternoon of August 30, 1780, General Benedict Arnold sold the defense plans to the American fort at West Point to the British spy Major John Andre for 20,000 pounds.
If the plans had arrived in the hands of the British generals, the fort would have been captured and hundreds of Americans would have been killed or captured. Fortunately, Major Andre was caught before turning over the plans that he got from Gen. Arnold.
If you were General George Washington – the commander responsible for the security of America – and you found out that Gen. Arnold was delivering the West Point plans to Maj. Andre on August 30 , 1780 in a tavern in Toronto, Canada would you launch a drone attack at that tavern in Canada?
Or would you let hundreds of Americans die & let West Point fall to the British?