November 12, 2003

Occupation and Insurgency

Posted by shonk at 01:45 AM in War | TrackBack

From former CIA agent Milt Bearden (thanks to the No War Blog for the link):

There were two stark lessons in the history of the 20th century: no nation that launched a war against another sovereign nation ever won. And every nationalist-based insurgency against a foreign occupation ultimately succeeded.
Not that the trend is guaranteed to continue, but it's something to think about.