Influence of the Western War on Current US Action

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How "western war" influence current US action Afghanistan Iraq Introduction 'Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West' published in 1995, edited by Geoffrey Parker has explained a number of factors that have played a part in the dominance of the western way of war. The western way included in here is more about the dominance of the western culture or the European culture in wars as compared to the other factors that may include technology or finance. Five main foundations according to Parker can define the western way of war. These factors include being superior in military and war based technology, superior military training and discipline, increased reliance on military theory, an increased competition between European states that lead to increased military innovation and lastly, military innovation by adoption of new and better technology (Parker, 2005, p. 67). The five foundations of western war have helped US in gaining victory over countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. The main aim of the paper will be to highlight how these five main factors play important roles in the dominance of a country over another during a war. How the countries like Iraq and Afghanistan are failing against the more powerful US army based on Parker's five foundations of a western war will be considered in the paper. These days one of the most important ongoing wars includes war against terrorism initiated by US against the militants in Iraq and Afghanistan. One
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