Military Review English Edition July-August 2014 - Page 82

eastern Indians could usually be depended upon to follow the rules of the game—to defend a fixed position and be routed—the Seminoles … regularly rejected pitched battles and instead relied on ambushes and raids to bleed the Army, sap its strength, and generally discourage its leadership.”8 In the future, such an adaptive enemy would put additional pressure on the United States’ ability to respond, as their battlefield successes would be covered instantly by the global media, instantaneous communications, and media cover