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Whereas statistics can be used to back the claim that internal wars generally last longer than interstate wars,54 such an analysis and conclusion builds on the idea that state warfare is decisive, fought within defined time spans and campaigns. Although wars can be like this, not all wars between states terminate the issues of conflict. The Middle East has had ‘decisive’ wars which have failed to settle the issues generating war. 55 However, when internal wars are of longer duration it is not only because of the degree of polarisation, hatred and involvement of the people in the war that make the necessary compromises difficult.
382–3. Martin van Creveld, Command in War (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985), pp. 242–4. USMC, Small Wars Manual, paras. 4–1, 4–3. Mockaitis, British Counterinsurgency, pp. Bulloch, ‘The Application of Military Doctrine to Counter Insurgency (COIN) Operations—A British Perspective’, Small Wars & Insurgencies, 7:2 (1996), p. 168. USMC, Small Wars Manual, paras. 2–39, 2–49. 3 DOCTRINES FOR PSO IN THE 1990s From ‘consent’ to ‘permissive environment’ Peacekeeping became the tool for managing the new conflicts in the 1990s.
Rather, it was a necessary phase of any revolutionary war; ‘one step in the total war, one aspect in the revolutionary struggle’. He stressed the need for the objectives of guerrilla war to coincide with the desires of the people. Thus, without popular support there could not be a guerrilla war. 57 Guerrilla strategy is to use time to one’s advantage. 58 Internal wars can produce, or can be the result of, fragmentation of the armed forces of a given state to a multitude of differing wills and motives for continued fighting.