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The most interesting unreported wars of the last 10 years

Second Congo War - A.K.A Africa's World War

Second Congo War at Wikipedia

Why : 3.8 million people died... Since 1996 6 to 7 million people have died in Congo. Seems like a big free-for-all grab for resources by the regional powers. A kind of preview of the new wars of multi-faction anarchy and bloodshed in the midst of plenty that Iraq is now an example of.

The Second Chechen War

Second Chechen War At Wikipedia

Why: Russia goes head to head with entrenched Islamic fundamentalist separatists, fights with total disregard for Geneva Convention, and wins. This is the first war that I am aware of where the full brunt of advanced weaponry was brought to bare in unrestricted warfare.


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