Soldiers wade through a river during a ruck march at Fort Bragg, NC, on 19 April. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Army photo by Maj. Thomas Cieslak.
"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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