Military intelligence and other oxymorons...
"Socially sanctioned" ??? Does this mean that a significant majority of the U.S. population has to be in agreeance with a proposed war _before_ we send our troops there? A plebiscite to decide war? What a novel idea... And will we here in Australia be allowed to vote on that as well?
"Violence" ??? A nice euphemism for the butchery, mass murder, rape and maiming of people caught up in a war zone, and the subsequent maiming and killing of millions (future generations) living in the erstwhile war zones heavily polluted by stuff like agent orange, agent blue, depleted uranium, and strewn with unexploded munitions, landmines and cluster bomblets.
"...to achieve a political purpose" ??? I've been saying for years that war is politics gone stark raving mad. Their own definition now verifies it.