I don't know....although I do know that the folks at the Center for Military History dimiss the comparison.
It is *you* who is making the claim that the situations are comparable. I am perfectly willing to admit I am wrong....but can't possibly do that if the folks who make this comparison don't even try to present evidence!
To: Austin Willard Wright
This article presents evidence that the situations are comparable: i.e., that in both cases there were/are guerilla movements after major combat operations have ended.
You have stated that the only evidence you will accept is specific casualty statistics. I disagree that this is the only meaningful statistic -- I believe that the more relevant evidence is that occupying powers have confronted and successfully overcome guerilla movements in the past. If we can't agree on what evidence proves our respective cases, then I respectfully submit that there's no point to further discussion of this. Regardless, time will tell...:-)
posted on 07/28/2003 11:39:02 AM PDT
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