1. Briefly define and differentiate between Tactical advantage and Strategic advantage?
Strategy answers questions like ‘what are the major goals that need to be accomplished for the war to be won?’ It’s basically is concerned with the overall plan. Having factories beyond enemy bombing, having a much bigger population than your enemy could be the strategic advantages.
Tactical advantage deals with tactics, it could be military or naval. Making better use of your weapons, having better trained officers than your enemy are tactical advantages. It can be considered as a ‘temporary advantage’.
2. Just war is a Christian Philosophical theory which tries to resolve three basic things – taking human life is wrong, states have a duty to defend their citizens and defend justice, force and violence are sometimes required when protecting human life and defending moral values. It is a theory which lays down conditions on how a war should be fought and allows one to judge if it is ‘just’ to go for a war. It doesn’t try to justify wars but tries to prevent them by motivating states to consider alternative ways of resolving disputes rather than going for a war which is wrong except in certain conditions. It acts as a guide on how to act in potential conflict situations for states. This modern theory is sometimes deceptive and can lure someone into considering war to be just but then behind lies the theory that the war is evil and a ‘just war’ is still an evil war.
3. Attrition warfare is a military strategy in which a belligerent attempts to win a war by wearing down the enemy to the point of collapse through continuous losses impersonal and materiel. The war will usually be won by the side with greater such resources.
Irredentism is any political movement which is intended to reclaim and reoccupy a lost homeland and tries to justify its terrorial claims on the basis of real or imagined historic or ethnic affiliations.