Can you think of the last time when "attacking the enemies infrastructure, transportation, and communications networks was decisive? Gulf war? Nope, think again. Civil War? Closer, but no cigar. Napoleon's march to Moscow? Closer still, but not quite.
In truth you have never been able to win a war, or end a conflict, through air power or attacking the enemy's logistic support. You can weaken them, you can make them mad, but you cannot win solely be concentrating on that which is not decisive.
All this comes about because of this comment, left by Anonymous. Much like the myth of 20 million deer hunters spontaneously rising up and actually protecting freedom, this myth of "victory through logistics" doesn't seem to die.
Clearly we are in the presence of a military genius, and yes that is a sarcastic insult. I mean, it isn't as if we tried to stop the Ho Chi Minh trail, or bomb German ball bearing factories and oil refineries. No, dominating the Confederate States of America in the "Anaconda Plan" did nothing but SET CONDITIONS for an actual confrontation between the field armies of the Union and Confederacy.Destroy economic infratstructure along with transportation and communications infrastructre and you will bring authority to its knees. Bridges, powerlines, dams, tunnels, food processing plants, waterways, power plants. Then hit the personnel. Watch the wheels grind to a halt. You don't need to eliminate the head. Mostr revolutionaries go after low level authorities and soon there is no one to cooperate with the Obamaists.
The history of warfare is rife with examples of why sieges are the last desperate act of an army too stubborn to settle for peace. Most wars that end in long sieges also end in a bankrupt state, as Sun Tzu taught all those thousands of years ago.
You know where the power lines are in your neighborhood, why don't you shoot them? For the same reason you don't shoot your own foot. You know where the bridges, dams, tunnels, and warehouses are, why don't you destroy them? Because you travel on them, get power, water, and food from them. And so do your neighbors. And so do your families.
The truth is that if you hate someone else badly enough to destroy the thin veneer of civilization, you have already chosen barbarism. And while the barbarians may be able to sack an empire, it doesn't happen overnight. And the barbarians can never set up a better form of government than the one they just destroyed.
In an insurgency the decisive terrain is the hearts and minds of the people. If you fight the empire, even as a barbarian, expect to lose. There are exceptions, but they are extraordinary exceptions. Chief Joseph failed. The Indian victory at Little Big Horn did not change the outcome of the Indian Wars. Stay focused.
When I was last in Afghanistan the Torkum Gate was closed for several months. The logistic wizards made sure that the soldiers going outside the wire didn't notice the closing of the one major land line of communication. Attacking the logistics of your enemy is a sideshow, at best setting conditions for something else.