The Future of War: The Re-Enchantment of War in the Twenty-First Century

The Future of War: The Re-Enchantment of War in the Twenty-First Century

by Christopher Coker
     
 

Most commentators propose a nightmare vision of future warfare: a battlefield of drones and robots with no place for human intuition or will. In this book, Professor Christopher Coker presents a new and radically different view. New technology will free the warrior from the mass slaughterhouse of twentieth-century warfare, and soldiers will once again find

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Overview

Most commentators propose a nightmare vision of future warfare: a battlefield of drones and robots with no place for human intuition or will. In this book, Professor Christopher Coker presents a new and radically different view. New technology will free the warrior from the mass slaughterhouse of twentieth-century warfare, and soldiers will once again find their humanity on the field of battle.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"For all those who seek a deeper understanding of the contours of war, then this fine book should be required reading."

Michael Evans, Royal Military College, Duntroon

"An important and exciting book that draws on a remarkable range of sources."

Andrew Linklater, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405120432
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
968,944
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
"For all those who seek a deeper understanding of the contours of war, then this fine book should be required reading."

Michael Evans, Royal Military College, Duntroon

"An important and exciting book that draws on a remarkable range of sources."

Andrew Linklater, University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Meet the Author

Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of many books, including Waging War without Warriors (2002) and Humane Warfare (2001). He lectures regularly at Military Staff Colleges around the world.

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