February 6, 2013

The Evolution of Irregular War

Max Boot, Foreign Affairs

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Pundits tend to treat terrorism and guerrilla tactics as something new, but nothing could be further from the truth. Although the agendas have changed over the years -- from tribalism, to liberalism and nationalism, to socialism, to jihadist extremism -- guerrilla and terrorist warfare has been ubiquitous throughout history and consistently deadly.

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TAGGED: Foreign Policy, War, Afghanistan, Guerrilla Warfare

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