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From the Professor Martin van Creveld Internet web site [blog] continuing with discussion those essentials of warfare historical and present in total consonance with the prior blog entry. What is in the past as is now and always [?] will be?
"The Things That Have Not Changed"
"In the field of war studies today, nothing is more fashionable than pointing to the prevalence, inexorability and rapidity of change."
"In this post, I [Van Creveld] want to do the opposite: To wit, say a few words about the things that have not changed."
The ETERNALS COURTESY VAN CREVELD!
1."War as the continuation of politics by other means. War has never been, nor can be, an independent thing in itself.senseless thing without an object.”
2. "A fight between individuals is known as a duel. War, however, is not an individual activity but a collective one."
3. "War is a strategic activity. Meaning that it is waged by two or more belligerents, each of whom is free and able to pursue his own objectives while at the same time interfering with the other"
4. "As well as being a strategic activity, war is a violent one."
5. "Finally, violence in turn means that the possibility, even likelihood, of escalation is always there."
ESSENTIALS AS DISCERNIBLE OBVIOUS TO EVEN THE MOST CASUAL OF OBSERVERS?
And thank you Professor!