Thinking About Warfare: Traditional vs. Modern

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Thinking about Warfare Traditional vs. Modern [Student name] [Instructor name] date Thesis Statement: Contemporary counter-insurgency theorists such as Trinquier and Kitson have evolved away from the abstract and utopian ideals of understanding and explaining war, toward a greater emphasis on causes, motivation, and physical realities of combat. Introduction Everything from modes of education to communication has changed during the last century. It would be hard for a person from15th century to believe that this is the world he left. Technology both positively and negatively influenced the art of war too. When we compare the people of the fifteenth century to the people of the twentieth century, we figure out that people have fought long wars using traditional approaches that included the use of automatic machine guns, trenches and poison gases. It should be noted here that digging of a trench was an approach especially used by the warriors of the WWI because it would effective prevent the other army for entering the foreign land. On the other hand, the use of mustard gas and other poison gases was also common but it was not used during WWII because its use was feared by soldiers all over the world. During the period from 1400 to 1918, the western warfare saw many stages with strong change in art of war and lead to military revolutions. The military strategies have been changing as changes in technology and needs occurred. The enemies in past normally belonged to
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