Has guerilla warfare ever been defeated?, and if so, how was it defeated, and.....

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    can it be defeated today in places like the border between afghanistan and pakistan, and iraq, or any other place you think of.

    your thoughts please
     
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    Sure it was. The US Army defeated guerilla warfare waged by American indians in the 1800s. They did it by ruthlessly pursuing the enemy, destroying his support system, and running him to ground until all were either dead or subdued.
     
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    And that pretty much says it all.
     
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    We used to understand that sometimes we had to do whatever it took to attain the greater good.

    Something lost in realtivist, secular progressive and politically correct postuirng nowadays.
     
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    I agree with you 100%, liberals, and liberalistic thinking, doesnt want to win the war, it would rather feel good about itself instead. But trying to be on its high horse, but war really, when you think about has no morals.


     
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    Warfare is a means of last resort, to be used only when all other means of negotiations have been exhausted. People die in war, and it isn't just a movie. They don't come back for Part Deux.

    If one chooses to engage in war, then one must be willing to do whatever is necessary to win, or they will be defeated by an enemy who is willing.

    Partisan politics, or politics/politicians do not belong in the actual waging of war. They screw it up every time.
     
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    Chechnya
     
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    exactly, and war to me, correct me if im wrong, seems like a job, your job is to kill the enemy, and win the war. Like any other job, if youre going to go into half ass, why go into it at all?

     
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    You're oversimplifying. It's NEVER just a job to the ones actually squeezing the triggers and making someone all they're ever going to be.

    There's no point to waging war if you are not prepared to do whatever it takes to win. An enemy willing to use more ruthless but effective tactics will win.
     
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    Unfortunately the invasion of Iraq was a war of choice, not a last resort. Had the administration actually done what needed doing in Afghanistan, al Qaeda would be a shadow of its former self, if not an unpleasant memory. And you might want to tell Dubbyuh about politicians and politics not belonging in the waging of war. But, if wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets.
     

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