Non-state Threats and Future Wars

Non-state Threats and Future Wars

by Robert J. Bunker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714683086

ISBN-13: 9780714683089

Pub. Date: 09/30/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The intent behind this book was to bring together a team of defence and national security scholars and real-world military and law enforcement operators to focus on the topic of "Non-State Threats and Future Wars". The book is divided into four main sections: The first concerns theory. The second section concerns non-state threats and case studies, providing an

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The intent behind this book was to bring together a team of defence and national security scholars and real-world military and law enforcement operators to focus on the topic of "Non-State Threats and Future Wars". The book is divided into four main sections: The first concerns theory. The second section concerns non-state threats and case studies, providing an overview of non-state threats ranging from organized crime networks to cartels, gangs and warlords. The third section is based on counter-OPFOR (opposing force) strategies which detail advanced concepts, urban battlespace environmental perceptions, weaponry, intelligence preparation, networked force structure and C41. The fourth and final section contains an archival document from the late 1987 period concerning early Fourth Epoch War theory, and never before published interviews with Chechen commanders and officers who participated in combat operations against Russian forces in the 1994-96 war.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714683089
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: New Context, Smart Enemies
Foreword: Netwar Observations
Introduction and Strategic Overview: Epochal Change
The Transformation of War Revisited3
The New Warrior Class Revisited16
Transnational Organized Crime: Law Enforcement as a Global Battlespace29
Drug Cartels, Street Gangs, and Warlords40
Private Military Companies: Mercenaries for the 21st Century54
Non-State Actors in Colombia: Threats to the State and to the Hemisphere68
Kashmir, Pakistan and the War by Terror81
Battlespace Dynamics, Information Warfare to Netwar, and Bond-Relationship Targeting97
'Cleansing Polluted Seas': Non-State Threats and the Urban Environment109
Non-Lethal and Hyper-Lethal Weaponry121
Intelligence Preparation for Operations133
Networked Force Structure and C[superscript 4]I144
The Structure of War: Early Fourth Epoch War Research159
View from the Wolves' Den: The Chechens and Urban Operations171
Selected Bibliography185
Abstracts191
About the Contributors198
Index206

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