CSM. Global terror, local war. The
bottom line is they are not connected,” says Bruce Hoffman, a terror
expert at the RAND Corp. in Washington. “This has been a particularly
bad two weeks.”
This is true to a large extent. However, terrorism
as a technique of war is undergoing theoretical improvement. Connecting
local efforts into a global effect is a very important part of that
evolution. However, if you don't think terrorism and guerrilla war can
become more effective through improvements in theory, join Max Boot and
use the 1898 guerrilla war in the Phillippines as an example of US
success against insurgents. [John Robb's Weblog]

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