The Ruckus, Part II
Kerodin posts the second part to this opener.
From his lips to God's ears...but you'd be advised to have a Plan B (and not put all of your eggs in the Plan A basket).
As part of thinking through these issues, Witchwood sent this series of vids on the Chechen rebellion via comment here:
Immortal Fortress - Part I
Immortal Fortress - Part II
Immortal Fortress - Part III
Immortal Fortress - Part IV
Immortal Fortress - Part V
Watch all five videos, then consider The Trainer's comments in the same string:
What I gathered from it:
1 - Homogenous people with strong sense of nationalism provides the 'glue' of unit cohesion.
2 - Self-concept of the average Chechen was that he was a warrior. Not so in the US. Not anymore, anyway. That will be an obstacle.
3 - Commitment is key. Dedication, motivation, and sincere loathing of one's enemy.
4 - MW against AW. Chechen MW attempted to keep the initiative which demoralized the Russians in many instances, including when Chechens could instigate fratricide.
5 - Chechen units relied heavily on "commander's intent" rather than strict orders. "Kill the Russians" was more important than strategic victory. To steal a line from a movie, they wanted to 'kill all they send' for the most part.
6 - Spiritual belief commonality. In this case, Muslim. In the US case, we must renew the sense of at least Judeo-Christian commonality in belief or there will be no 'glue'. [Editor's note: Using the Declaration of Independence as a foundational document will be an important adjunct, at the very least. I do not want to exclude right-minded folks who, for their own reasons, say 'meh' to the J-C framework but do live by recognizably-common ethics; e.g., Sikhs.]
7 - Spritual beliefs defeated fear.
8 - Force multiplication and 'OJT' training team deployment to 'new' groups idea.
9 - Scavanging of newly taken positions/equipment essential.
10 - Tactical errors by AW forces magnified by significant lack of preparation compounded by 'conscription force' mentality.
This is a great documentary to demonstrate what can be done to repel an invading force.
Hope for the best.
Plan and train for the worst.
Other suggestions welcome.