I really didn't expect this to turn into a 3 part issue but I wanted to impart some final thoughts on the subject. I will not rehash the last 2 blogs if you have not read them you are free to do so at your leisure.
I have had some private conversations about this subject and the comment has been made "what about our fore-fathers fighting off the British armies" because as you know it was basically civilian's fighting off trained troops. There were some very basic differences, First of all it was not one family or a small group of 'like minded individuals' fighting them off, it was a fairly organized militia with leadership to keep them together. Second of all, the civilian soldiers had weapons which were identical (for the most part) to the British army. Today we (the general population) do not have near the weapons and technology our modern armies do, However if you have a few thousand troops and a stash in your garage of automatic squad weapons, tanks, shoulder fired rockets, Apache helicopters, GPS guided rockets and bombs, grenades etc and the ability to arm all the troops with almost unlimited ammo you might have a 20% chance of staying alive 24 hours. If you want to draw an analogy it would be like Mel Gibson in the movie 'Patriots' fighting the Brits with a sling shot and a pocket knife.
I am not going to say "roll over and give up" but you do need to be smart. Down the road there may come a time to take a stand but it will come at a very high cost.....very very high indeed.
We all read about the KIA's in Iraq and Afghanistan and how the insurgents (guerrilla fighters) are giving us so much trouble, well I can tell you as someone who has been there the ratio of their KIA to ours is about 5:1 ...... not very good odds and they actually have some advanced weapons.
If you study military history, tactics have changed drastically over the last few centuries. Even WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq etc were all very different so you can expect it will still change a lot in the future so stay flexible and learn as much as possible. One thing that does not change is 'timing' and 'surprise' both are your allies. You have to have both to have your best odds of survival. 'Surprise' is easy, 'timing' is not.
I can assure you I am not one to give up without a fight but you have to pick your fights and you don't show up to a gun fight with only a pocket knife because they sure would be surprised but it would not be good timing.