Why Are Wars Becoming Endless?

The nature of global conflict is changing.  Until the apocalyptic end of World War II, we had seen a ‘textbook’ approach to war, with ever increasing competition in the dimensions of firepower, manpower and speed contributing to the success of any given belligerent. Since then, war has moved into its fourth generation.  As William Lind (a military expert) explains in a paper for the USAF Air University, “…In Fourth Generation war, the state loses its…

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