We have been at war1 for a few years now, but this latest battle over the local food supply2 has me a bit vexed. Concern for the civilian population3 has taken chemical warfare4 off the table. I am left attempting to block5 points of entry6, but the insurgents7 are more adept at finding breeches in the perimeter than I am. Once I block one fracture, they find another before long.
Their numbers are subsiding, finally8; I hope the end is in sight.