I am sure they would have approved of whatever type of weapon required to address the problem. They were quite clear though on addressing the problem. Defeating an armed populace is always going to be hideously expensive. We didn't really "defeat" the British, they gave up and left. If you can't beat them make it cost them dearly. The Russians learned this in Afghanistan and we learned it in Vietnam. It is the reason why guerilla warfare works as well as it does.
Last edited by drail; January 7, 2013 at 04:26 PM.