Douglas LaVigne

Teacher - science
Acworth, GA, United States

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Douglas LaVigne
Posted about 4 years ago
LIVE CHAT With Sean Gourley: What are some of the lessons from war we can apply to other human endeavors? June 17, 2PM EDT
Lots of analogies to explore here: Treat insurgancy like a bacterial infection. Take antibiotics until all harmful bacteria are eliminated... Are we trying to drive insurgents to extinction? We have hunted species to extinction, so that could work for insurgency. Or maybe it is more like a virus that mutates to quickly, so many treatments are not effective over the long term? Perhaps as in HIV or some innovative cancer treatments, groups of different treatments administered together might bring about change? Do we direct them to a new path, rendering them "harmless", by giving them other things to worry about besides direct military intervention? Thus building a societal immune response or overall tolerance to the problems that create insurgency.
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Douglas LaVigne
Posted about 4 years ago
LIVE CHAT With Sean Gourley: What are some of the lessons from war we can apply to other human endeavors? June 17, 2PM EDT
It seems that perhaps it is easier to defeat a focused regime operating under one banner by making it mean the loss of the power base of those in charge to continue the fight, or by taking the will out of the individuals who support the regime and bringing it down from within. With a smaller less organized force, their power is in their continued struggle. They can hide, move on and attack again later. The power they have continues as long as they keep fighting and there is no power structure to undermine.