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Old Song, New Verse: Modernity, Obsolescence, and Conventional Warfare

By Anne Runciman

It would be uncontroversial to say that the nature of warfare has shifted drastically since the end of the Second World War. Warfare, once so heavily associated with physical combat on air, land, and sea, has since expanded into a number of different fields, notably information and cyberspace. The advent of technological advancements has had a number of impacts on warfare. While the effectiveness of cyber attacks has been disputed, the use of such devices has altered nature of military conflict in recent years...