Imbalance of conventional armed forces

Other Names:
Imbalance of conventional weapons
Imbalance of conventional arms

International conflict is avoided when two enemies have equal capacity to inflict damage. When one enemy acquires better equipment, better trained or more combatants or has some other clear advantage the situation can quickly degenerate into war.

Counter Claim:

As any military historian knows, fighting and winning a war is a nearly infinitely complex task. The motivation of troops, their training, the skills and integrity of the officers, the reliability of intelligence and how it is used, where battles are fought and in what weather even the time of day, logistics, propaganda and weapons all play important roles. To equate, weapons parity with military balance is naive.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
12.06.2019 – 16:33 CEST