At it's height there were only 5,000 people in the Italian Mafia.<quoted text>
Everything in your post is spot on!
Back in 1979 the Red Army took over Afghanistan in less than one week and spent the next ten years fighting an Internecine Guerrilla war.
The Russian Generals said nobody knew who the enemy was because the same Afghani person that cheered you on during the day was the same person who stabbed you in the back at night.
The Russian Bear lost with the second best military on earth and cost them dearly financially which lead to bankruptcy.
Terrorism is a tactic. Fear is the weapon of choice with random acts of violence.
Shoot and Scoot.
No war has been won by air power alone.
You need boots on the ground, logistics, and many other variables.
To win against Terrorism you have to use the same template as the Italians did in Palermo against La Cosa Nostra not that many years ago.
GOOD POLICE WORK! In concert with our friends worldwide.
The Italian army did not invade and blow up the whole city of Palermo Sicily and occupy it.
Amazing the control they possessed.
No, air superiority has never won a war on it's own. But the nation that has it hasn't properly lost either. Vietnam doesn't play... air superiority was a political map. Not a true use of air power.