I remember hearing an Army officer talk at a family gathering, and he said when the USA brings in tanks or bombers, especially today's refurbished B-52s, wars in desert regions tend to be very short. You can hide in a jungle or forest easily, but in a desert you are an easy target. Trump talks about bombing the hell out of ISIS and yes, we could do this with the massive amount of B-52s the president has ordered, but then what? So we go in big, take out ISIS and then they blend into the citenzenry and war is over. But who will replace them? Will we be in a traditional situation where a conquered desert foe will be virtually impossible to occupy? How long do we occupy this time? Will we add Syria to the list of places we have to hunker down in for many years? Is there another answer to yet another round of a war in Iraq?