Lawrence Freedman

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Think Again: War

Which is more representative of modern war: The United States unleashing high-tech arsenals to defeat dubious Third World regimes swiftly or machete-wielding insurgents fighting brutal civil wars in Africa? The short answer: both. Yet neither of these scenarios conforms to the classic model of warfare as a titanic struggle between rival great powers. It's time to update the textbooks and reappraise the nature of war.

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About Lawrence Freedman

Lawrence Freedman is professor of war studies at King's College London and author of Strategy: A History.

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