Limited War and Escalation Summary of Research Paper

The theory of limited war has evolved since its propagation by the United States during Cold-War era when it focused on ‘limiting the ends and means of the use of force and controlling military escalation from the perspective of managing a regional conflict so as to avoid an all-out nuclear war between the superpowers.’ When stability between the superpowers was acquired and use of nuclear weapons became an unrealistic option, the focus turned to the employment of conventional forces in Third world countries through military intervention including the escalation in conflicts. The National Institute for Defence Studies News published a research paper exploring the relationship between limited war and escalation in accordance with the success or failure of escalation being a major factor for the outcome of the limited war. ...........Members Log in or Subscribe to Read more------------

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