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1). But in the industrial era destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.

2). So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is bum his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them.

3). Now in the information era, destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.

4). How do you do battle with your enemy?

5). The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case.

6). With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy.









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Option(A) is correct

Look at the transition word ‘but’ in the first sentence. 
It signifies that the sentence is expressing an idea contrary an idea expressed in some previous sentence. Now we need to find that previous sentence. If we further look at the beginning of the first sentence, it says ‘but in the institutional era’ which suggests that the contrariness is with respect to eras.

Looking further, we see that sentence 2 and 3 are also starting with statement about eras. But the transition word at the start of 3 is ‘now’ which expresses present era and hence it cannot chronologically come before any other past era. That is, if information era is the present era, talk about any other era will come before this.

So sentence 2 is the correct sentence to come before the first sentence. Likewise, sentence 3 is the correct sentence to come after the first sentence (sentence 3 is continuing the idea).

Therefore, we have the link 213. We see that option A, C and D all have the link 213.

Furthermore, all the three options have the link 5213. Therefore, we only need to arrange 4 and 6.

The sentence 6 states that ‘The purpose is to battle the enemy’ and 4 questions 'how do you battle the enemy'

Therefore 4 will come after 5.

Hence option A is the correct answer

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