Flea.... is to ..... Dog
Insurgent ..... is to..... US soldier
Reuters reports the US Army "is adapting its training to "the war of the flea," the type of hit-and-run insurgency that is gripping "War of the Flea" by Robert Taber "now high on contemporary military reading lists because of Iraq." On "War of the Flea"......
Taber likened guerrillas to fleas and conventional armies to dogs. The dog is always at a disadvantage against the flea -- he has "too much to defend, too small, ubiquitous and agile an enemy to come to grips with. If the war continues long enough ... the dog succumbs to exhaustion and anemia without ever having found anything on which to close its jaws or to rake with its claws."
I'll say up front that I am not a military expert but it seems a couple of concerns jump out at me.
1964?? Are there not more contemporary writings on insurgencies?
And FLEAS. A bit of a PR problem to say the least
as it just reaks of .......
Do we really want to viewed as taking the lowest road of fascist, Nazi-like propaganda?
Isn't Karen Hughes' job hard enough?