Originally posted by: smashp
The British in Malaya were successful, but were the only ones successful fighting a gurilla type enemy post WW2. Every other Major world power has always ran or ultimately got defeated by Gurilla forces. Pulling out to save face is defeat.
The Only reason the British were succesful is because they convinced the Local people to help them out with the promise that they would withdraw as soon as the uprising was defeated. The People believed the British slightly more than the Rebels. That is what made the British Succesful.