I would hope that you do not defend terrorism as a valid form of waging war.
#46 | Posted by rcade
Valid or not terrorism is a form of war. Just as war is a continuation of politics by other means, terrorism is a continuation of war by other means. Not so much about tank battles or infantry charges, war is won by terrorism. Not only do you have to destroy your enemy's means to make war (armies, factories, rail-lines, etc.), you must also destroy their will to make war and that is done with terrorism.
That's how we won WWII. We not only decimated the axis's armies and industry, we bombed their civilian population into compliance as well. Just look how Japan folded after we dropped the A-bombs on them; the ultimate terror weapon.
The United States does not conduct valid war any more. We go into war with the aim of preventing civilian casualties instead of rolling in and taking territory and whoever is in the way either dies or surrenders. That's not how we fought in Vietnam and that's where we screwed up in Iraq and since. Whenever we make the decision to go to war it should be all-out war not some ------------ around.
War is Hell, as it should be; not some sanitized sporting event we follow along on the nightly news.