Interstate conflict in the 21st century is unique

Interstate conflict in the 21st century is unique

Advantages

  • technology - non-conventional weapons - effectiveness, large scale of war
  • communications - weapon - live broadcast
  • hybrid wars - conventional, irregular & cyber warfare
  • New Wars theory - Mary Kaldor

Disadvantages

  • non-conventional weapons also in 20th century - Cuban crisis
  • PR war machines used before; misinformation & manipulation
  • WW1 & WW2 are unique - no. of countries, deaths, destruction
  • tactics change, motives don't - war is essentially the same - Clausewitz

Evaluation

Whether war in the 21st century is unique or not is very debatable. 

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