Tuesday, August 31, 2004

On asymmetry in war, or, the advantages of unfair advantage

"The idea in war is to crush your enemy. If you're in a fight with a fly, use a baseball bat."

--Col. Douglas Mcgregor, U.S. Army (Ranger, faculty--National Defense University), Ret., as quoted in the New YorkTimes, 8.29.04 advocating use of tanks and other heavy armor against insurgents in Iraq and elsewhere.

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