chapter  6
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Security and Conflict

Warsareneverplannedtobelong,bloody,

andsenseless.Theyarealwaysnecessary,alast resort,atestofnationalwill,andenvisionedtobe short,allowingaclearresolutionofinternational differences.WriterPaulFussellnotedabout WorldWarII,"Atfirsteveryonehoped,andmany believed,thatthewarwouldbefast-moving, mechanized,remote-controlled,andperhapseven rathereasy"(Fussell1989:3).Itisalways promisedthatcasualtieswillbeminimal,the bombingpinpoint,andtheactiondecisive.