Clausewitz and the “New Wars” Scholars

  title={Clausewitz and the “New Wars” Scholars},
  author={Bart Schuurman},
  journal={The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters},
  • B. Schuurman
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Political Science
  • The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
Since the Second World War, western armed forces have been most successful against opponents whose weapons, methods of organization, and ways of thinking closely resembled their own. Conflicts such as Israel's Six-Day War (1967) and the first Gulf War (1991) exemplified western militaries' excellence at defeating those adversaries who closely matched their own capabilities. The collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s seemed to underline the West's military, economic, and ideological… 

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