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  •  Couple of points (0+ / 0-)

    Using slave or non-free labor isn't too bright for weapons production.  Just ask the Nazis about the quality of work produced in their concentration camps.  

    Secondly, the issues with drones is the kill chain is the problem.  Guerrillas don't mark their camps on maps.  But drone bases are quite vulnerable to attack.  

    Third, cheap cruse missiles can be manufactured in small workshops.  

    Finally, even unsuccessful guerrilla conflicts sputter for years.  Look at the Marquis in Spain who finally were crushed in the early 60s and the Forest Brothers in the Baltic States who were crushed in the 50s.  

    Please read Orwell's "You and the Atomic Bomb"   Its pretty clear to me that the technology of a people's war is becoming cheaper and more available relative to the ability of a great power to subjugate a foreign country.  Think rifles, machineguns, RPGs, 107mm rockets and IEDs.  

    I don't ever want to see such a conflict at home.  I know enough about the terrible price everyone would pay.  My worst fear is that the falangist / Dominist right will resort to armed revolt because of their theology.  

    I'm a 4 Freedoms Democrat.

    by DavidMS on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 08:06:51 PM PST

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