"War is an extension of politics by other means."
There is diplomacy and then there is war!
- Diplomacy is soft power--talking, persuading, negotiating, and compromise.
- War is hard power--fighting/combat using kinetic or cyber-based means.
When diplomacy fails, then war is what's left to compel the enemy to come around to your way of thinking and do your will.
As they say, there's the easy way or the hard way--that's the dual before the duel.
Either way it gets to resolution. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)