Editor’s note: This article by Chuck Holton was published by America’s 1st Freedom on January 17, 2017. It has particular resonance in today’s climate. With his permission, we have linked it here.
The Game of Drones
By Chuck Holton
January 17, 2017
“And the worst policy is to attack cities. Attack cities only when there is no alternative … The General, unable to control his impatience, will order his troops to swarm up the wall like ants, with the result that one-third of them will be killed without taking the city. Such is the calamity of attacking cities.” — Sun Tzu
I hated geometry in high school. Now I know why. Geometry kills.
Urban warfare is undoubtedly the most bloody and challenging form of battle, bar none. It’s a 3-D maze of doom, where geometry rules. Every angle is a threat: Death by sniper, booby trap or IED lurks around every corner, from every rooftop, across every threshold. Throughout history, names like Stalingrad, Manila, Hue City, Mogadishu and Fallujah have… Read more at America’s 1st Freedom