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Battlefield Middle East –
War on the »Islamic State (IS)«

Notes from a Perspective of Military
Theory and Geostrategy

By Jürgen Rose


Remarks on the senseless versus sensible use of military

With regard to the thesis „War is not a solution” often repeated like a mantra not just in pacifist circles but also in circles dealing with political science, the question about the „sense” or „nonsense” of the action by military force against the longstanding „Jihadist state-building project”, under the tag »Islamic State (IS) «, must seem heretical.