The best method for waging counterinsurgency warfare is to not get involved in such a war in the first place. As the article says, counterinsurgency warfare is manpower intensive, and we're not going to get the large (draftee) military of the Cold War/Soviet era back any time soon. While most of the "paradoxes" mentioned are true, they are only true if a nation is obsessed with the need to "win hearts and minds". Bottom line, if it becomes necessary to "break" a country, let someone else "fix it". If that "someone else" doesn't "fix" the country to our liking, we take them out as well. That way you maintain the initiative.
posted on 10/06/2006 11:19:43 PM PDT
by Mr. Mojo
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