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bilbo0s · 2013-06-02 · Original thread
"...The gangs probably wouldn't last a week against a vigorous application of military-grade force..."

No... they would last much longer than a week. I'm going to recommend some reading to you:

http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Corps-Counterinsurgency-Field-M...

You don't go into neighborhoods, kicking in doors with guns blazing. They recently did that in Detroit to serve a warrant. Post Mortem: 1 dead 6 year old girl, 1 injured 72 year old grandmother, 0 arrests.

Think of it this way...

For every enemy, or (gang member), you kill, you create one. For every innocent you kill in pursuit of a gang member, you create 10 enemies. (Keep in mind, the people in the neighborhood KNOW who is innocent, even if you don't.)

These are hard problems. They defy simple solutions. In fact, the application of simple solutions to this PARTICULAR class of problems only creates more problems.

niels_olson · 2009-01-29 · Original thread
I think you will find the Chicago Press version a bit more readable:

http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Corps-Counterinsurgency-Field-M...

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