Cherokee. Japanese. Philipine. Afghan. What do these peoples all have in common? Two things.
All were excellent guerilla fighters.
All lost to the United States.
Jim Dunnigan excerpts his upcoming book to remind us of the lessons learned by the US Army in winning guerilla wars. Good stuff. Check it out.
NOTE: Yes, damnit, I did mean to write Apache and not Cherokee. But look at the timestamp on this piece. Also, Melissa and I had a little red wine with dinner. So, buzzed and tired I can’t be expected to keep track of all those little details like “facts” and “reason.”