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dc.identifier.citation McInnes , C 2003 , ' A different kind of war? : September 11 and the United States' Afghan War ' Review of International Studies , vol 29 , no. 2 , pp. 165-184 . , 10.1017/S0260210503001657 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 81548 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/864 en_US
dc.description.abstract The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and the US response have been widely described as heralding a new kind of war. For over a decade previous to 11 September, however, a body of literature had developed arguing that during the 1990s a new kind of warfare had begun to emerge for the West. This article examines whether 11 September and its immediate aftermath – the US campaign in Afghanistan – confirmed these trends, or whether it really did constitute a different kind of war. It does so through a four-part framework: that during the 1990s wars were localised; that the enemy was not a state but a regime or individual leader; that civilian deaths should be minimised; and that wars were fought on behalf of the West by professionals, but that the risks to these forces should also be minimised. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Review of International Studies en_US
dc.subject new wars en_US
dc.subject september 11 en_US
dc.subject afghan war 2001-2 en_US
dc.subject operation enduring freedom en_US
dc.title A different kind of war? en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of International Politics en_US

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