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Definition of Limited war

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war in which a nation does not use all available weapons and military power
Limited war Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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limited war
n : a war whose objective is less than the unconditional defeat of the enemy

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a war whose objective is less than the unconditional defeat of the enemy
(hypernym) war, warfare
Limited war Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Armed conflict short of general war, exclusive of incidents, involving the overt engagement of the military forces of two or more nations.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Limited war Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
Warfare fought principally by a relatively small number of soldiers to reach specific and politically limited objectives (see also TOTAL WAR).
Limited war Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A limited war is a conflict in which the belligerents participating in the war do not expend all of each of the participants' available resources at their disposal, whether human, industrial, agricultural, military, natural, technological, or otherwise in a specific conflict. This may be to preserve those resources for other purposes, or because it might be more difficult for specific participants to be able to utilize all of an areas resources rather than part of them. Limited war is an opposite of the concept of total war.

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