Non-state Threats and Future Wars

Non-state Threats and Future Wars

by Robert J. Bunker
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Taylor & Francis


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Non-state Threats and Future Wars

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714683089
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Theory: "the transformation of war" revisited, Martin van Creveld; the new warrior class revisited, Ralph Peters. Part 2 Non-state threats and case studies: transnational organized crime - law enforcement as a global battlespace, Mark Galeotti; drug cartels, street gangs and warlords, John P. Sullivan and Robert J. Bunker; private military companies - mercenaries for the 21st century, Thomas K. Adams; non-state actors in Colombia - threats to the state and to the hemisphere, Max G. Wanwaring; Kashmir, Pakistan and the war by terror, Jasjit Singh. Part 3 Counter-opfor strategies: battlespace dynamics, information warfare to netwar, and bond-relationship targeting, Robert J. Bunker; "cleansing polluted seas" - non-state threats and the urban environment, Russell W. Glenn; non-lethal and hyper-lethal weaponry, John B. Alexander and Charles Heal; intelligence preparation for operations, Matt Begert and Dan Lindsay; networked force structure and C4I, John P. Sullivan. Part 4 Archives: the structure of war - early fourth epoch war research, T. Lindsay Moore; view from the wolves' den - the Chechens and urban operations, David P. Dilegge and Matthew Van Konynenburg.

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