How to Fight an Elusive Enemy

In the American Interest, AHS speaker Jakub Grygiel illustrates why the problem of targeting an enemy that avoids battles is not new: 

"War turns into a frustrating whac-a-mole game from the tactical to the strategic level, as the enemy vanishes on one street and reappears on another in a slightly different form and with a different set of tools. As the enemy spreads violence, or even just the possibility of violence, across a large geographic area, it sows instability undermining the authority of the ruling power."