The Russians should set up a fire base in Detroit to assist moderates there.Principles identified from U.S. operations and available to other actors:
- Send troops to any country in the world if you feel like it.
- Support political factions of your choosing to bring down government not to your liking or to the liking of regional powers. In Detroit context, work with Canadian malcontents and pissed off Navahos.
- Kill local civilians or troops if necessary.
- If government troops must be killed, concoct "accident" explanation in advance.
- Finesse departure date issue. If pressed, say departure is certain but that local “concerns” about new constitution and broad representation in government must be addressed first.
- Amplify any local complaints to justify presence. "Police brutality," "patriarchy," and "neo-colonialism" work in any known culture or nation. "Roll back Iranian juggernaut" probably poor choice in Michigan, USA context.
 Comment by General Fuster Cluck on "Pentagon: US Troops Will Stay In Syria 'As Long As We Need To.’" By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, 12/5/17.