Mesh and the Net: Speculations on Armed Conflict in a Time of Free Silicon

Mesh and the Net: Speculations on Armed Conflict in a Time of Free Silicon

by Martin C. Libicki
     
 

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CONTENTS:

Terms
The Rising Tidal Wave
Military Competition Quiescent
Information Technology Ascendent
The Logic of Distributed Intelligence
Coordination-and-convergence
There Will Be Other Changes
The Small and the Many
Pop-up Warfare
The Mesh
Fire-Ant Warfare
Platforms

Overview

CONTENTS:

Terms
The Rising Tidal Wave
Military Competition Quiescent
Information Technology Ascendent
The Logic of Distributed Intelligence
Coordination-and-convergence
There Will Be Other Changes
The Small and the Many
Pop-up Warfare
The Mesh
Fire-Ant Warfare
Platforms Against Fire-Ants
Broader Implications
Conclusions
Toward an Information Corps
Rationalizing a Corps
Information Warfare
Functions of a Corps
Objections to a Corps
Conclusions
Wares of War: Hard and Soft
Building Swords from Plowshares
Fostering Open Systems
Software
Strategic Competition
Unconventional Conflict
Rural Conflict
Urban Conflict
Net States?
The Net and its Discontents
From Global Village
To Global Villager
Ghosts in the Net
So What?
Conclusions: Mesh Versus Net
Epilogue: Detours from the Inevitable Future

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788135040
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
127

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