Re: If you wish to be martyred, stand and fight like a conventional army.
I have to agree with you here.
The US military hegemony is so large, expecting a 19th century meeting on a battlefield is ridiculous. The only way to win is to make the cost of war unacceptable to your opponents. In the case of the US, that means ensuring that the true (or exaggerated) civilian cost is publicised to the US voters.
The US strategy is to minimise the loss of US life with overwhelming firepower. Their opponents strategy is to make every US strike an expensive one. I'm sure Sun Tzu would have something to say about using your enemy's strength against them.
Perhaps, rather than debating military strategy, we should be examining the civilian political decisions which lead to fighting.