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Check out this lovely list of WAR CATEGORIES i found on wikipedia. i've eschewed encyclopedias for a very long time now, preferring novels (and some nonficiton books) and movies for history lessons. but how fucking convenient! each word is something i can click on! amazing!

(the novel's going swimmingly, by the way.)

War

Military history

Eras
Prehistoric · Ancient · Medieval
Gunpowder · Industrial · Modern

Battlespace
Air · Information · Land · Sea · Space

Theaters
Arctic · Cyberspace · Desert
Jungle · Mountain · Urban

Weapons
Armoured · Artillery · Biological · Cavalry
Chemical · Electronic · Infantry ·
Mechanized · Nuclear · Psychological
Radiological · Ski · Submarine

Tactics
Amphibious · Asymmetric · Attrition
Cavalry · Conventional · Fortification
Guerrilla · Hand to hand · Invasion
Joint · Maneuver · Siege · Total
Trench · Unconventional

Strategy
Economic · Grand · Operational

Organization
Chain of command · Formations
Ranks · Units

Logistics
Equipment · Materiel · Supply line

Law
Court-martial · Laws of war · Occupation
Tribunal · War crime

Government and politics
Conscription · Coup d'état
Military dictatorship · Martial law
Militarism · Military rule

Military studies
Military academy · Military science
Philosophy of war
Peace and conflict studies

Lists
Authors · Battles · Civil wars
Commanders · Invasions · Operations
Sieges · Raids · Tactics · Theorists
Wars · War crimes · War criminals
Weapons · Writers

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britta43
Jul. 11th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
Spending the last year listening to veterans, I was amazed by the vocabulary I didn't possess. What is the difference between a platoon and a batallion. What is the difference between a troop and a soldier? When someone says I was outflanked, what does that really mean. I still have no idea to any of those questions.

I listened to men and women who have allowed war to drive them out of their minds. And I don't mean that in a "they had a choice" kind of a way. So, maybe I phrased that wrong. They made the choice to be part of a war, for financial, legal, or physical reasons. Maybe because they were proud to be American, maybe because that was their only choice. But, the war drove them crazy. And I listened and tried to show them that people and God loved them. Inspite of their troubles and weakness and doubts. But I never understood them. I wanted to, I tried to. But I never spoke their language.

Here's to trying to speak their language! Good for you!
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