103 thoughts on “Sandpit

  1. Keyboard fail.

    I was intending to make the comment that, as most wars today occur within the boundaries of states, and involve insurrections against the governments of states, the policy you and James have described wouldn’t necessarily make wars rare or short. It’s true though, that if that policy was universally adopted, wars of the WW2 type, or the recent invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, would probably not occur.

  2. @Tim Macknay

    That’s a fair point; but what if I modify the earlier statement to read as follows: ‘If every state and non-state actor adopts the policy “defend our lines but do not attack”, then there will probably be no wars; any few there are will be short and cause little damage.’?

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