Why military might does not always win

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TheStar.com – Why military might does not always win

A new study suggests that involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan might be doomed from the outset

Jul 08, 2007 04:30 AM

Staff Reporter

Does this sound familiar? “A war with no visible payoff against an opponent who poses no direct threat will come under increasing criticism as battle casualties rise and economic costs escalate …. ”

It was written more than 30 years ago, after the end of the ill-fated Vietnam War, in one of the first analyses of battles between states and insurgents or guerrillas who are weak in military might but pumped up on resolve. Experts call them asymmetrical wars.


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