War is a reciprocated, armed conflict, between two or more non-congruous entities, aimed at reorganising a subjectively designed, geo-politically desired result. In the book, On War, theoretician Carl Von Clausewitz calls war the "continuation of political intercourse, carried on with other means."
War is not necessarily considered to be the same as occupation, murder, or genocide because of the reciprocal nature of the violent struggle, and the organized nature of the units involved.
A civil war is a war between factions of citizens of one country (such as in the English Civil War). A proxy war is a war that results when two powers use third parties as substitutes for fighting each other directly.
War is also a cultural entity, is not linked to any single type of political organization or society. The conduct of war extends along a continuum, from the almost universal tribal warfare that began well before recorded human history, to wars between city states, nations, or empires
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News Washingtons Arrogance, Hubris, and Evil Have Set the Stage for War
In some quarters public awareness is catching up with Stephen Lendman, Michel Chossudovsky, Rick Rozoff, myself and a few others in realizing the grave danger in the crisis that Washington has created in Ukraine.
The puppet politicians who Washing
News REVEALED: IMF, Ukraine & the Profitability of Manufactured Revolutions
Whether the government of Ukraine asked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to assess their needs for money, or Christine Lagarde, acting director of the IMF simply felt it was a good sound investment, there are now talks of indebting this regi
News 12 Signs That Russia Is Ready To Fight A War Over Crimea
Russia will never, ever give up Crimea without a fight. Anyone that thinks otherwise is just being delusional. The Russian Black Sea fleets main base at Sevastopol is far too strategically important. In addition, ethnic Russians make up approxima
News Did Susan Rice Just Threaten Russia With War?
Lew Rockwell blog
The US and EU got its regime change in Ukraine (for now). The legal government has been overthrown by an armed mob in the streets. As in Egypt, where the military overthrow of the democratically-elected Morsi government was called
News The Secret Battles Between US Forces and Chechen Terrorists
For the last 12 years, US Special Operations forces have repeatedly engaged in fierce combat in Afghanistan against ruthless Taliban allies from Chechnya, who have the same pedigree as their terrorist brethren threatening to disrupt the Winter Olympi
News The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention - by Sheldon Richman
The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq in recent months, including the temporary takeover of sections of two major Iraqi cities by al-Qaida affiliates, Zunes writes, is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed
News No U.S. Soldier Should Have Died in Korea (or Vietnam)
http://fff.org, by Jacob G. Hornberger
As the Los Angeles Times reported, four days before Christmas last year 94-year-old Clara Gantt received the remains of her husband, whom she had married in 1948.
News Anti-War Goes AWOL: Divide and Conquer in Action
youtube (h/t Lew Rockwell blog)
After the election of Obama in 2008, the driving impetus of the anti-war movement evaporated. No longer did it matter that the wars, covert operations, military tribunals and prison torture camps were continuing.
News Analysis: Is Syria now a direct threat to the U.S.?
Over the last two weeks, Obama administration officials have signaled - sometimes intentionally, sometimes not - that a worst-case scenario is emerging in Syria. Peace talks are at a virtual standstill. An emboldened President Assad has
News A Tale of Two Cities: Fallujah and Aleppo
Lew Rockwell blog
Iraqi army forces intensified their shelling of Fallujah over the past couple of days in attempt to dislodge control from an al-Qaeda affiliate that last month overran the city and most of the Anbar region in which it lies.
News Afghanistan cracks down on advertising in favor of U.S. troops
Afghanistan's government, increasingly at odds with Washington, is cracking down on advertisements that promote keeping US troops in the country after 2014 and has shut down a spot aired by the country's most widely watched broadcasters.
News Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn after boycott threat
U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon withdrew a last-minute invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria on Monday after the Syrian opposition threatened to boycott this week's conference if President Bashar al-Assad's main sponsor took part.
News What really happened when a U.S. drone hit a Yemeni wedding convoy?
On Dec. 12, 2013, shortly before the sun dipped behind the mountains and left a handful of modest stone-built homes and grazing goats in a fading silhouette, the ground shook. Across the valley, black smoke billowed into the sky. In the moments
Headlines: UK War Crimes Exposed -- 11,000 declassified cables from Berlin Wall tell dramatic tales of escape -- What really happened when a U.S. drone hit a Yemeni wedding convoy? -- Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn after boycott threat -- What Did Our Wars Win? -- Afghanistan cracks down on advertising in favor of U.S. troops -- Kerry in Davos -- The Secret War in Libya -- Kerry and Lavrov in Munich -- Militarism in Germany -- A Tale of Two Cities: Fallujah and Aleppo -- Analysis: Is Syria now a direct threat to the U.S.? -- Anti-War Goes AWOL: Divide and Conquer in Action -- No U.S. Soldier Should Have Died in Korea (or Vietnam) -- Duplicitous Geneva Diplomacy -- The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention - by Sheldon Richman -- The Secret Battles Between US Forces and Chechen Terrorists -- Did Susan Rice Just Threaten Russia With War? -- 12 Signs That Russia Is Ready To Fight A War Over Crimea -- Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Mobilize for War -- REVEALED: IMF, Ukraine & the Profitability of Manufactured Revolutions -- Washingtons Arrogance, Hubris, and Evil Have Set the Stage for War --