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Ahollisan
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do you think that war has changed from the old days to the new modern war like Iraq war.
i know that obviously now, they use machine guns and in the past they didn't really use machine but swords and spears.

how do you think has changed for the soldiers?
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It's not as clear who the enemies are.
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War is less personal on large battle fields due to increased technology and can move at a faster pace but urban warfare is justa as ugly as trench warfare.
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Religion is no longer a justification for going to war. Hence the West frowns on Jihad.
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In lots of ways. One in particular is the fact that the numbers involved in warfare are far smaller. Even less than a century ago, the vast majority of a country like Britain were involved somehow, in the war effort. Today, the ratio between those participating and those watching is massive, which alters our perspectives and the reliance on how information is brought to us. In terms of Europe, our concept of war borders on fantasy, while for other nations it remains a possibility and reality that must be considered.
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(Original post by katiesado)
It's not as clear who the enemies are.
That was true of the two Boer wars and the American war of Independence. Both were essentially the same type of conflicts that the Americans are dealing with in Iraq.
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True in the Revolutionary War you didn't know who were Tories and who were rebels but the Brits wearing the bright red uniforms and gathering their ships in the harbors were probably a hint.
How would you say these conflicts are the same as the Iraq war? They are nothing alike.
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[QUOTE=katiesado
How would you say these conflicts are the same as the Iraq war? They are nothing alike.[/QUOTE]

One very powerful army being picked off by civilians.
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being a pacifist is trendy... we like to be victimised don't stop now!
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