Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WHAT BLOCKADE?  Spencer Ackerman provides military counterinsurgency analysis of the Battle of Hoth:
When Vader enters the Hoth System with the Imperial Fleet, he’s holding a winning hand. What follows next is a reminder of two military truths that apply in our own time and in our own galaxy: Don’t place unaccountable religious fanatics in wartime command, and never underestimate a hegemonic power’s ability to miscalculate against an insurgency.

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