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The meaning of limited war

Published 1958

by Bernard Brodie

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Part of a broader investigation concerned with the general theory of air strategy in a nuclear age. The present Memorandum analyzes the nature of limited war as conceived of today, and contrasts it with limited war as experienced in the past. Limited war in the past meant limited effort, while for the present and future it must mean restraint on an already mobilized and tremendously powerful force and deliberate resort to less efficient measures. However, it is dangerous to assume that total war has been abolished. (Also published as P-1222.)

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