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  • Though less costly so far in both American lives and national treasure, it threatens to become the more decisive of the two defeats, even though the forces opposing the U.S. military in Afghanistan remain an ill-armed, relatively weak set of minority insurgencies.

    Tom Engelhardt: Debacle!

  • Sending ill-armed officers out there "would be certain death, and we're not thinking of putting our personnel at that risk."

    29 dead, 700 flee Mexico gang battles

  • But analysts say the government is hobbled by vacillating policies, poorly trained and ill-armed security forces and vast tracts of India where the government has little influence and where poverty has brought considerable support to the Naxalites, who claim to be fighting on behalf of the rural poor.

    India Train Crash Kills 115, Sabotage Blamed

  • “Gatlings are peculiarly adapted to colonial defensive operations, as well as for retaliating demonstrations against troublesome neighbours, in countries where our enemies are numerous but ill-armed, where the roads are few and unsuited to wheel traffic, and where the surprise caused by the overwhelming discharge of a battery could carry with it an irresistible moral effect.”

    The Gun

  • But analysts say the government is hobbled by vacillating policies, poorly trained and ill-armed security forces and vast tracts of India where the government has little influence and where poverty has brought considerable support to the Naxalites, who claim to be fighting on behalf of the rural poor.

    India Train Crash Kills 115, Sabotage Blamed

  • "Could a half million ill-armed people hold back a flood of fifty million hate-crazed Arabs?" asked Leon Uris in Exodus, increasing the ratio to 100: 1.

    Sandy Tolan: Sixty Years After the 1948 War

  • The Modern State propagandist became less and less like an insurgent individual of some alien subject race; he became more and more like a missionary in savage country, ill-armed or unarmed, and at an immediate disadvantage, but with the remote incalculable prestige of a coming power behind him.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • The remaining defenders, outnumbered, ill-armed, and overheated, languished in the verge between fire and spear.

    Time Streams

  • We mustn't let our country fight the war against terrorism ill-armed or ill-prepared.

    Radio Address On Closing Pennsylvannia Avenue

  • They looked at their own men, ragtag bands of "freedom fighters" who were ill-armed and untrained; they looked at the strange monsters created in the wake of the mage-storms.

    Storm Rising

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