They will not capture towns and cities, to avoid fighting positional defense
. They occupied Kunduz, because the defenders had abandoned their posts, whereas Taliban only purpose was to free their 500xprisoners, as they had done so at Kabul, a few months earlier.
In this issue of Infantry, we have included an article on Sri Lanka's experience in defeating an insurgency that had actually evolved into its own state while the legitimate government was reduced to conducting positional defense
. One lesson of this article is that a small nation willing to learn the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of counterinsurgency and commit the resources necessary to train and support a competent force can defeat even the most tenacious enemy.
Setting the boundaries within the professional self-regulation sphere makes positional defense more narrow and applicable; nevertheless, it is unclear why, among the professionals, positional race has more destructive results (and, therefore, review of agreements limiting arms races must be more lenient) (110) or why potential anticompetitive effects (which in any case would have to be taken into account under rule of reason analysis) are less severe.
Allocating proper roles between courts and regulators is probably the strongest argument against giving weight to the positional defense in antitrust.
We didn't play positional defense
as well as we should have.
The Sri Lankan army was locked into positional defense
for the next five years of conflict.
The brightest minds on the other side can't wait to learn all they can about a positional defense
so they can figure out how to beat it.
The belts of positional defenses
around Moscow alone consumed more than the annual cement output of the entire Soviet Union, which was a very cement-oriented institution.