One of the defining features of the contemporary era is the occurrence of non-localized warfare, in which the enemy can be considered fluid and always changing. The above quote reminds us that history has provided multiple examples of how wars are apt to change and shift the foundations of states; but there is something unique to be said about the qualities of modern war and the change it has prompted. A military technological revolution has culminated in the unprecedented use of drones as primary agents of war (specifically in the “War on Terror”), which has in turn shifted the traditional relations of conflict.
Nasr El Hag Ali, Lina
"Waging War on the Citizen: State Sovereignty, Citizen Death and the War on Terror,"
The Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.arcadia.edu/agsjournal/vol1/iss1/4