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Only native states can win counterinsurgency

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Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Sep 14, 2008 at 16:20

Outside powers like US cannot win insurgency in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. But Iraqis can fight their own insurgents to win; and so can Afghanis fight their insurgents and win. Israel can win insurgents in its territory; and so can Sri Lanka. And so can India in Kashmir and Northeastern India.

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