In Athena's Camp / Edition 1

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Essays about conflict in the information age that show how the information revolution is altering the nature of conflict.

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Editorial Reviews

Naval War College Review
This lively and highly readable survey of trends in information warfare provides an excellent overview of an expanding field in military shopping for any serious military analyst....
Science and Technology Journal
...thought provoking and an excellent reference guide on the use of information in warfare....Anyone interested in military history and cyberspace should read this book.
Information Communication Society
Arquilla and Ronfeldt's contributions provide the most interesting conceptual meat of the book....fascinating discussions of the nature of information and knowledge.
An examination of how the information revolution is changing the way war is waged and conflicts pursued, featuring an introduction by futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler. The editors' contributions suggest that the information revolution favors networks and small, non-state actors such as terrorists and criminals over rigid hierarchies such as professional militaries. They describe how this will place US military and police forces under growing pressures to formulate new concepts for organization, doctrine, strategy and tactics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833025142
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 460
  • Sales rank: 1,155,669
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: The New Intangibles
Ch. 1 A New Epoch - and Spectrum - of Conflict 1
Ch. 2 Cyberwar is Coming! 23
Ch. 3 Preparing for the Next War: Reflections on the Revolution in Military Affairs 61
Ch. 4 An Information-Based Revolution in Military Affairs 79
Ch. 5 Another View of the Revolution in Military Affairs 99
Ch. 6 Information, Power, and Grand Strategy: In Athena's Camp - Section 1 141
Ch. 7 Warfare in the Information Age 175
Ch. 8 The Small and the Many 191
Ch. 9 Information Warfare: Time for Some Constructive Skepticism? 217
Ch. 10 Emerging Challenge: Security and Safety in Cyberspace 231
Ch. 11 An Exploration of Cyberspace Security R&D Investment Strategies for DARPA 253
Ch. 12 The Advent of Netwar 275
Ch. 13 Societal Implications 295
Ch. 14 Transnational Criminal Organisations and International Security 315
Ch. 15 Responding to Terrorism Across the Technological Spectrum 339
Ch. 16 A Comment on the Zapatista "Netwar" 369
Ch. 17 Neocortical Warfare? The Acme of Skill 395
Ch. 18 Information, Power, and Grand Strategy: In Athena's Camp - Section 2 417
Ch. 19 Looking Ahead: Preparing for Information-Age Conflict 439
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