Robert Kaplan: The Tamil Tigers and How to Defeat an Insurgency, or Not

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:15 am July 7, 2009

“After 26 years of heavy fighting, the Sri Lankan government decisively defeated an ethnic insurgency, killing all of its top leadership.” The lesson for America? “The ruthlessness and brutality to which the Sri Lankan government was reduced in order to defeat the Tigers points up just how nasty and intractable the problem of insurgency is.”

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