A member of the Army 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard, pauses to honor a fallen soldier during the annual Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, 24 May 2018. Photo: Cliff Owen/Associated Press.
"Small wars are operations undertaken under executive authority, wherein military force is combined with diplomatic pressure in the internal or external affairs of another state whose government is unstable, inadequate, or unsatisfactory for the preservation of life and of such interests as are determined by the foreign policy of our Nation."
-- Small Wars Manual, 1940
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