The reality is that the defending rogue nation-state does not have a chance against a couple of aircraft carriers and a fully-integrated net-centric battlespace using all the modern day technology. It is not a fair fight. Of course war is not really fair anyway.
Even if the defending nation got the upper hand even for a brief moment, if the US military ever did pull out all the stops, there truly would not be anything left to discuss after all the dust settled. Each time our Online Think Tank ran all the potential eventualities in our war game scenarios, we found similar results in the end, as the US Military captured the opposing forces King in an extremely short number of moves. Actually all in all it is pretty impressive and our scenarios were completely unbiased.
Even a Super Power like Russia or China with modern day advanced weapons and nuclear submarines, would have a tough go of it and in the end all scenarios show the Americans as prevailing and even with all the luck factored in the number of battles were extended only slightly and the war prolonged anywhere from a few additional hour to 1-2 days maximum.
The use of robotic unmanned ground vehicles of the defending nation state only slightly added to the total number of sorties and number of smart munitions used, thus only adding 5-8 hours total to the air war.
If the unmanned ground vehicles were underground and hidden until after the first 72 hours, if that were possible, then the unmanned robotic ground vehicles of the defending nation state would serve well in defending against the ground war.
However, it should be noted that after the major SAM sites are removed and the mobile missile launchers destroyed the helicopter gun ships and their highly mobile arsenal would render the robotic unmanned vehicles that were left rather useless.