Urban Training - Marine Corps Sgt. Dalyss Reed maneuvers through a breach hole during a training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., on 12 November 2018. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton Swanbeck.
"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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