I'm so tired of the stupid fucking argument that it's impossible for a lightly armed militia to fight the U.S. military because the military has drones, jet fighters, SAT intel, Abrams tanks, etc. History, even recent history, proves otherwise.
Look no further than AFGHANISTAN where a bunch of guys with rifles and improvised explosives have been fighting the world's most advanced military for 12 years!
No, not really. Claiming they've been fighting implies a level of equality in the battles. There was no such thing. They lost control of every city in less than a month - they got completely steamrolled by the US military. Utterly dominated. Now they have managed to *HIDE* for 12 years, yes. They've taken random potshots here and there with IEDs and the like, sure, but they haven't had any chance at regaining power or driving the US out.
Similarly the war in Pakistan, despite still "ongoing", was really finished quite quickly. And the Taliban lost 27,000 people in that war to the US's 98.
Recent history completely disagrees with you. A bunch of guys with rifles and IEDs don't have a snowball's chance in hell against the world's most advanced military when it comes to taking control or defending a point of interest (such as a city). A bunch of guys with rifles can definitely hide and being annoying for the world's most advanced military, but being annoying and being a threat are not even remotely close.