Silvereclips, allow me to reply on this bit. THE are our allies because they are what they are cracked up to be. No - they're not just holding the #1 spot till we take an interest. They got there through hard work and lots of wars. They got the OD to prove it, both in ODA and ODD. Please don't compare THE to HAM as if they are of the same material ... they're not. And given i've the inside scoop on both, i do believe i know what i'm talking about.