Men, since time immemorial, had to fight wars and battles for survival. Afterwards, this fight for survival began to change in tune with a growing need for establishing empires and dominion. And, with changing times, the world too has seen different and more innovative modes of warfare and modern weapons. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why with every passing age, newer modes of warfare have to be introduce —
10. Guerrilla Warfare
The oldest known mode of warfare, the guerrilla warfare required the least amount of professionalism and expertise.
Basically, it would be fought in small groups by men, women and even children who would work as guerillas. Of course, this had to become obsolete, especially in this modern age since this mode of warfare used daily implements and utensils as weapons.
9. The Conventional Mode of Warfare
With the notion of nation-state dominating the scenario, the warfare too changed to a massive scale (around the 17th century).
There would be expert battalions on each side, and they would fight battles on a predestined field or something. But with the modern nuclear armaments and technical expertise advancing-in, this mode too had to become obsolete. Besides, who has so much space in these days to conduct this traditional mode of warfare, thanks to the concrete jungle that the world has become!
8. Nuclear Weapons
When the nuclear weapons were first made and implemented, it was a macabre hit. But then, with the passage of time, the formula of nuclear armament spread among all the countries, making it quite a common weapon.
Besides, the vast disaster created by it is absolutely shattering and disastrous for humanity.
7. Ultra modern weapons of the USA
The USA spends heavily on developing modern and innovative weapons. However, the main problem resides in the fact that these nuclear armaments have been kept a secret by the Big Boss, USA. Weapons like MQ9 Reaper Drone, the Laser Avengers, etc. can provide advantage to any troops across the world in any kind of wars.
It is always a darn requirement of all the countries to continue modernizing their warfare techniques. The age of traditional warfare is nearly over.
6. Risk of Getting into a Brawl with a Major Power
With the world becoming a capitalistic market, it is always a danger to get into brawls with other countries—be it a small third world country or a massive nuclear power.
A traditional war would not only hamper the country’s reputation (which might eventually lead to the formation of small groups and allies including the big guys) but also harm them economically (sanctions, for example).
5. Salient Economic Warfare Seems More Useful
With the world bowing to capitalism and consumerism, any clever world power would use the tactics of economic warfare than the elaborate and expensive (and more obvious) conventional warfare. Likewise, they wouldn’t be making any fiends either!
Economic warfare is clean and the best part – no one knows that it has been going on quietly for quite a long time already.
4. The technique implemented by the terrorists
Here we are talking about the Hit and Run techniques a la the terrorists. Yes, you might point this out to be absolutely preposterous and even unethical, but then, everything is fair in war, right? Besides, who knows, the terrorists might also be sent by some country or the other!
Terrorists wage a war on a very small level to further or oppose propaganda. Interestingly, media too is one of their weapons. Higher the media coverage, greater is the intensity of a bomb blast, for example.
3. War under the Disguise of World Peace
Behind every long dialogue and lecture on world peace, there lies a motive of suppression and control as we have indeed seen in the cases of Iran, Egypt and Libya.
In the name of providing independence to the countries under dictators, the nuclear powers are themselves spreading their Empire—and all these sans any form of traditional warfare.
2. The Coca-colanization
This is a name given by the post-colonialists to the economic invasion of the new powers over the rest of the world. It works almost the same way that the bygone empires used to spread their kingdom, but sans the use of any traditional mode of warfare.
Economic invasion is a reality that only a tiny fraction of human populace on earth is aware of.
Now this is a mode of “warfare” where the powerful country doesn’t have to do anything to establish control over others.
The television, radio and other forms of mass media are enough to spread and inculcate the “modern, western” thoughts among people as a result of which, they become busy in emulating the West, and likewise end up being their slaves. Media is the finest tool for waging a war against the masses. The best part – victims feel entertained.