Sunday “Blog” From The Past: Was the Civil War the First “Total War”? President Obama recently announced that the United States would draw down US troops in Afghanistan to approximately 10,000 by the start of 2015 and to a 1,000 by 2016. The formal end of the Afghan War signifies the conclusion of the longest war in United States history. This is as appropriate a time as any to reflect on the costs of war. While the Afghan War has been described as limited war, it begs the question of what constitutes Total War. On Sundays, DailyHistory.org will publish older, outstanding posts. Today’s article was originally posted by Alex Sayf Cummings at Tropics of Meta back in October 2012. His posts asks whether or not Civil War should be considered the first “total war.”
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