No total wars can fought since the coming of the atomic bomb. UNLESS the combatants wish to risk mutual destruction. Since 1945, the atomic age, we now have "Limited Wars" and "Military Operations." Korea & Vietnam were limited wars; no use of atomic weapons, and all fighting must be conducted within a certain area. Military Operations: "Urgent Fury", invasion of Grenada in 1983. "Just Cause", Panama in 1989; "Desert Storm", Iraq 1991; "Restore Hope", Somalia 1993; "Operation Iraqi Freedom", 2003 to current. Quick & Dirty or (Quick & Clean) depending upon one's out-look, until today's current operation, that is.