Talking heads in neat uniforms stretched over imposing bellies who commute from villa to headquarters and back in chauffeur-driven limos might look the part, but this is not that kind of war. To be frank none of ours ever were. The crumpled schlumpers of yesteryear might have looked a bit underwhelming, but they not only knew the smells of the street, they could duck and weave physically and mentally like no-one on the block. You lose touch behind screens and machines. Pick the brains of the few salt of the earth schlumpers still left in military command and adapt strategy. Then, when Hzb's been pushed back far enough we might still be able to move on to cutting a deal. Let's hope so.
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from the article: Firepower versus brainpower