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.