2.3 Chapter: Wagin War 2.3 Translation: Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain. CommentaryWar also costs. When a country goes to war it is not just the soldiers who are affected. They have families who fret whilst they must be put to work to support the war effort. And the state’s coffers may be depleted of money as the endless cost of weapons, logistics, wages and so on continues to mount. In business, competitive campaigns can likewise be costly. It is one thing to say ‘we will fight’ and it is another to stump up, day after day, for endless warring.