Re: Northern Alliance victories: too good to be true?as@.

From: James Rogers (
Date: Wed Nov 14 2001 - 13:51:55 MST

On 11/14/01 11:06 AM, "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> wrote:
> Cities are easy to take, given overwhelming military superiority.

It depends on how you define "easy". The Germans had to use a "no holds
barred" scorched earth policy to "control" the Warsaw ghetto in 1943, and
that was against a handful of poorly armed people. And even then it was
only marginally effective. Short of glassing a city, they are almost
impossible to take if the defenders are determined (e.g. the Russian
experience at Grozny).

-James Rogers

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