It was a realization on the part of the staff that war is an integral part of society; that war is waged in accord with the dictates of the state; and that the conduct of war is subject to the capacities and limitations of civilian life. It was a realization also that to study war apart from the context of society is to misunderstand the very nature of war Itself.
Turner, Gordon B.
"The Nature of War,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol9/iss3/3