President Obama 2, you warn that it's difficult to wage only a limited war.
We intend to wage a so-called "limited war," when there is, in fact, no such thing.
Now these are in effect the conditions which limited war should give—that is, if the theatre and method be rightly chosen.
The expression "limited war" is no doubt not entirely happy.
In the Japanese case the immediate political object was exceptionally well adapted for the use of limited war.
But that is a question of the economics of war; it is not a question of "limited war" or of "war for a limited object."
The theoretical weakness of limited war at this point is the arrest of your offensive action.
To paraphrase the terminology of generative grammars, it was a limited war language, with not too many possible war sentences.
Before leaving the general consideration of limited war, we have still to deal with a form of it that has not yet been mentioned.
We are left, in fact, with an impression that there must be two kinds of limited war.