Armed Conflict in the 21st Century: The Information Revolution and Post-Modern Warfare

Steven Metz

Series: Terrorism, Hot Spots and Conflict-Related Issues
BISAC: HIS037080



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Within the past decade, the U.S. military has implemented a number of programs to assess the changes underway in the global security environment and in the nature of warfare. Defense leaders and thinkers have concluded that revolutionary change is taking place and, if the United States develops appropriate technology, warfighting concepts, and military organizations, it can master or control this change, thus augmenting American security.

In this monograph, Dr. Steven Metz, who was one of the earliest analysts of the strategic dimension of the revolution in military affairs, suggests that official thinking within the U.S. military may be too narrow. The information revolution, he contends, will have far-reaching strategic effects. The transformation it brings will not only be technological, but political, social, ethical and strategic as well.




Part I: Strategic Context

Part II: Images of Future War

Part III: The Mark of Success for Future Militaries

Part IV: Conclusion and Recommendations


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