Notes from the "over-ground"

The semi-Strategic Corporal says:

1.) Any modern war in which Air Power can not play a decisive role is probably a war with dubious goals.

2.) What we call 'counter-insurgency' is either an intelligence & police operation or an exercise in futility.

3.) Taking sides in someone else's insurrection requires native-speaking cadre or an urge to waste yourself.

4.) Gung-ho, Hooah, Boots-on-the-ground, or fighting-to-fight requires low casualty rates {about 2% max} to continue for any length of time; it sharpens the blade as it eventually fatigues the metal.