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In Athena's Camp : Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age.

Author/Creator:
Arquilla, John.
Publication:
Santa Monica : RAND Corporation, The, 1997.
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1 online resource (435 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
War -- Forecasting.
Information society.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
The information revolution--which is as much an organizational as a technological revolution--is transforming the nature of conflict across the spectrum: from open warfare, to terrorism, crime, and even radical social activism. The era of massed field armies is passing, because the new information and communications systems are increasing the lethality of quite small units that can call in deadly, precise missile fire almost anywhere, anytime. In social conflicts, the Internet and other media are greatly empowering individuals and small groups to influence the behavior of states. Whether in military or social conflicts, all protagonists will soon be developing new doctrines, strategies, and tactics for swarming their opponents--with weapons or words, as circumstances require. Preparing for conflict in such a world will require shifting to new forms of organization, particularly the versatile, hardy, all-channel network. This shift will prove difficult for states and professional militaries that remain bastions of hierarchy, bound to resist institutional redesign. They will make the shift as they realize that information and knowledge are becoming the key elements of power. This implies, among other things, that Mars, the old brute-force god of war, must give way to Athena, the well-armed goddess of wisdom. Accepting Athena as the patroness of this information age represents a first step not only for preparing for future conflicts, but also for preventing them.
Contents:
Intro
Cover
Title Page
Copyright
Dedication
Preface
Contents
Acknowledgments
Foreword: The New Intangibles
Chapter One - A New Epoch-and Spectrum-of Conflict
Part I - The Revolution in Military Affairs
Chapter Two - Cyberwar Is Coming!
Chapter Three - Preparing for the Next War: Reflections on the Revolution in Military Affairs
Chapter Four - An Information-Based Revolution in Military Affairs
Chapter Five - Another View of the Revolution in Military Affairs
Chapter Six - Information, Power, and Grand Strategy: In Athena's Camp-Section 1
Part II - Information Warfare
Chapter Seven - Warfare in the Information Age
Chapter Eight - The Small and the Many
Chapter Nine - Information Warfare: Time for Some Constructive Skepticism?
Chapter Ten - Emerging Challenge: Security and Safety in Cyberspace
Chapter Eleven - An Exploration of Cyberspace Security R&
D Investment Strategies for Darpa
Part III - Societal Perspectives
Chapter Twelve - The Advent of Netwar
Chapter Thirteen - Societal Implications
Chapter Fourteen - Transnational Criminal Organisations and International Security
Chapter Fifteen - Responding to Terrorism Across the Techno Logical Spectrum
Chapter Sixteen - A Comment on the Zapatista "Netwar"
Part IV - Emerging Paradigms
Chapter Seventeen - Neocortical Warfare? The Acme of Skill
Chapter Eighteen - Information, Power, and Grand Strategy: in Athena's Camp-Section 2
Chapter Nineteen - Looking Ahead: Preparing for Information-Age Conflict
Contributors.
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Contributor:
Ronfeldt, David.
Other format:
Print version: Arquilla, John In Athena's Camp
ISBN:
9780833048585
9780833025142
OCLC:
609861668