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Author Metz, Steven, 1956-

Title Armed conflict in the 21st century : the information revolution and post-modern warfare / Steven Metz
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College : May be obtained from the Publications and Production Office, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 113 pages)
Series Strategic Studies Institute publication
Strategic Studies Institute publication.
Summary 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. Dr. Steven Metz 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. As he explores the impact that the information revolution may have on the conduct of armed conflict, Dr. Metz introduces a number of ideas which need further analysis, including the potential for the emergence of nontraditional, networked enemies; multidimensional asymmetry; the privatization of security; and the potential impact of technologies like robotics, nonlethality, and nanotechnogy. He concludes with an asessment of the features likely to characterize successful militaries in the 21st century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-112)
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Subject Information warfare.
Military doctrine -- United States.
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts.
War -- Effect of technology on
War -- Forecasting.
Warfare, Conventional -- Forecasting.
Form Electronic book
Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.