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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    No.
    There is no value in fighting a traditional war for our own military. Not when we can devastate their assets from afar.
    And if a situation ever occurred in which a war started to unfold this way, it would quickly be settled with nuclear weapons.

    Also, if America ever started to lose a war on its own territory, there is no doubt what so ever that our leaders would unleash the entirety of our nuclear arsenal.
    This is why America will never be conquered unless it is from within, by America itself.
    It is sad but it is also true that most of us Americans view ourselves as the only people who matter. That being the case, we (as a Nation) would have no qualm what so ever at destroying all of mankind in the event that we were going down.
    I, personally, do not agree with this mentality. But it is what it is.

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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    Any military action against a non superpower would not be resolved on a real battlefield, which is what i think of with "traditional war." Anything requiring a drawn-out, heavy casualty conflict would instead resort to WMDs. Global economic interdependence is one of those things that can change, but the technology to wipe out the opponent quickly will not.

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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    "Traditional", for the purposes of this question, meaning a war with defined fronts, between distinct countries/governments, and so on. WW1, WW2, and the Korean War, would be examples of "traditional" wars.
    Wars stop being "traditional" whenever a new weapon is invented.

    Sorry, hate to be the Captain Obvious here but, well, the question doesn't leave much choice.

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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    As Einstein once said, the Forth War will be fought with stones and sticks. So yes, I guess.

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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    That depends on what you mean by "we". There are conflicts ongoing as we write in that "traditional" form, though mostly within single countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East of course. Maybe there is an irony in how many were triggered by "non-traditional" Western intervention.

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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    No nuclear power is going to be in a "traditional war" ever again with another great power.

    But we will such traditional wars between non nuclear powers... like we saw between irans and iraq a few decades ago... or in the balkans after yugoslavia split up... though that was more of a massacre oriented traditional war..

    or what we see in south sudan vs north sudan...

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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    think prolly more brush fire wars, like India/Paki -or regional proxy wars like Syria.

    For the great powers more NSA types stuff/cyberwars, and maybe space wars.. Don't think you'll see a land war slugged out between great powers.
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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    As a career military man, I certainly hope there are no more wars, traditional or not. I am tired of burying my friends.
    As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    "Traditional", for the purposes of this question, meaning a war with defined fronts, between distinct countries/governments, and so on. WW1, WW2, and the Korean War, would be examples of "traditional" wars.
    Ever, meaning forever, is a very long time. A lot of things can happen in that time. Or maybe everytime someone declares war one side or the other (or both) might be wiped out without boots hitting ground.
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    Re: Will we ever fight a "traditional" war again?

    I am hoping wars take a step backward to people fighting with swords and shields.
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