The violence of many contemporary armed struggles is not an expression of clear political or military objectives but instead a manifestation of the chaos ensuing from state failure. Traditional military conceptions of war do not apply in that situation.
"Alternatives Futures in War and Conflict,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 53
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol53/iss4/5