War on Terror

Reading the various articles on the War on Terror particularly in relation to Afghanistan and Pakistan, I am reminded of a science fiction story I read many years ago. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the book nor of the author but the plot was straightforward:

Planet A was having problems with planet B and things were not going too well for planet A. What to do? Someone came up with the idea to train some super guerrillas. This was done and one was subsequently  dropped under cover on Planet B. This guy was really good. In  a short time he had diverted so many military resources into trying to capture him that he tied the army of Planet B into knots with consequent very serious effects on the economy. Eventually Planet B capitulated without a serious fight.

Does this sound at all familiar to anyone?      

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