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Applying Long War Theory to Insurgencies

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Aug 21, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Jean-Louis Messonier's painting shows Napoleon Bonaparte heading a weary party during the defense of France.

Jean-Louis Messonier's painting shows Napoleon Bonaparte heading a weary party during the defense of France. Insurgent groups seek to defeat stronger opponents by wearing them down.

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