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The feeling you are describing here is associated to the term weltschmerz. BTW How does this question relate to writing?
As the Bard said, Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Cymbeline Act IV, Scene 2 The whole passage is very relevant -- http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/fear-no-more/
Similar to SaberWriter, I warn you not to let research become a barrier to writing. While a convincing military setting is necessary, it's the story events and the characters in that setting that ultimately make it worth reading. If you make a great story, and get the audience to invest in the characters, adding more accurate details or jargon is work you ...
I am a big fan of Sun Tzu. His "Art of War" is still relevant, so I suppose it would remain relevant in the future as well. He writes about general concepts like supply lines, instead of specifics like cavalry or drones. The concepts do not change, I guess. Another book I would recommend is "Catch 22". It's absurdity and horror give a very good show of how ...
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