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Another danger of warrior culture?

Are wars won by fights or by demographic and economic power?

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Are wars won by fights or by demographic and economic power? If you think the former, then the warrior culture may not be a bad thing. But if you think the latter, then you should worry that “warrior-ism” leads to logistics and other support functions receiving insufficient attention from top leaders.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

Are wars won by fights or by demographic and economic power? If you think the former, then the warrior culture may not be a bad thing. But if you think the latter, then you should worry that “warrior-ism” leads to logistics and other support functions receiving insufficient attention from top leaders.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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