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paper [2014/02/18 19:52]
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paper [2014/02/18 20:38] (current)
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-Ultimately though, how Clausewitz might have described any given situation is no more than a interesting aside. ​+Ultimately though, how Clausewitz might have described any given situation is no more than a interesting aside. Far more relevant is what action that description might prompt. Presumably, the original question here is not idle speculation,​ but instead is meant to inform decisions on which set of tools will best achieve the desired end state. It is for that reason that the above discussion is crucial, vice mere mindless pedantry: binning popular insurrections with either terrain or forces is a mistake; they have elements of each and will best be addressed with a three-pronged approach: first, increase relative friction on individual efforts. Second, apply force to individual elements. Third, coalesce and link the opposition, then apply conventional strategy. Throughout, recognize that force protection will consist more in reducing friction and forestalling culmination than In directly opposing enemy action.  
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 +Increasing friction is the most straightforward