Originally Posted by Cavalry Doc
Give enough to keep the fight there going, and to keep casualties high on both sides.
Works for me. For all I care, you could build a wall around the place, air lift in rifles and ammunition, and call back in 10 years to see who won.
Like Iran - Iraq .... we don't care who wins, as long as the casualties are high ! ....
They'd created a vast, permanently unemployed underclass, dependent upon the Republic's stupendous welfare machine for its very existence, and in so doing, they'd sown the seeds of their own destruction. No one could place two-thirds of a world's population on the Dole and keep them there forever without the entire system crashing . . . but how in hell did one get them off the Dole? -David Weber, Flag in Exile