This essay is on Warfare Studies. It should be in 7 pages responding to the question posed below:
What is the play of politics in war? What is the significance of this for waging war?
Explain with reference to the writings of Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), Eliot Cohen (1956- ), and Emile Simpson (1986- ).
You must have a clear thesis preferably in your first paragraph. The thesis must be clear, arguable and answers the questions.
Write your essay in a logical pattern.
3. Argument and support.
Your conclusion must restate the thesis and summarize the argument.
In addition, I have attached three files, one covers the essay question and requirements, the second gives guidelines on required format and the third is an example of the required format.
Introduction Warfare is a complex phenomenon that at times becomes impossible to define. The whole society and civilization have been ruined because they have failed to understand the meaning of war. Warfare has been used for decades to attempt to resolve problems that do not need military solutions. There is always the element in any human society of people who are willing to use violence to impose their will on others. These ambitions can only be thwarted by violent means. For many years, politics have played major roles in wars with political leaders using military instruments to force their interests to the society. The incurable step that leads to self-destruction is when a society over-relies on violent solution compared to moderate elements that do not require using forces. Since the fall of the Berlin wall, several theories have been coined explaining the term war. Experts have come up with terms like warfare, cyber war among others serving as important pieces of analyzing war. Many people who sought to understand war have referred to Clausewitz theory of warfare to explain the logic behind wars. For Clausewitz, war is the conflict that merely assists in the continuation of policy by other means. Political objective is the goal; war is the means of reaching it. War, therefore, can never be considered in isolation from their purposes. War is a political activity that could be understood only in political context, meaning that politics is the origin of war. Polit...