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    • Natallie Durson
    • 05.06.07 | 16:33 (IDT)

    Good article with a couple of expections. Firstly, terrorists cannot be beaten by force. They can be killed to the last man but if their cause remains, their ranks will fill again. We have seen this many times in history. It is only possible to gain the upper hand on terrorists on a temporary basis. To eliminate the terrorist altogether, you must eliminate the cause they fight for. Secondly, A large modern Army can be beaten by virtue of the fact that they cannot take large numbers of casualties over time. We saw the Americans withdraw from Vietnam, the Russians withdrew from Afghanistan and the Israelis withdrew from Lebanon (2 times). This is how an irregular army can beat a modern superpower.

    from the article: Who deters whom?
    First published 00:00 05.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.06.07
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