War has become an obsolete tool

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I read an interview with the legendary war writer, John Keegan, in which he stated that ten years ago, he thought that war was obsolete, but that now he’s doubtful of this given the recent events in Iraq and other places.

But war is obsolete, given the world market. Only the most backward of cultures resort to war, in an attempt to gain resources or to spread idological or theological mandates, forcing advanced countries to defend themselves by fighing.  

Pax Americana transformed war into an undesireable political tool, but there are still the barbarians raging outside Rome’s gate who only know the stone axe as a means to power.

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