The Nature of War in the Information Age: Clausewitzian Future (Strategy and History)

The Nature of War in the Information Age: Clausewitzian Future (Strategy and History)

David J. Lonsdale


there was loads of hypothesis lately in regards to the most probably influence of the 'Information Age' on struggle. during this vein, a lot of the Revolution in army Affairs (RMA) literature subscribes to the concept that the data Age will witness a metamorphosis within the very nature of struggle. during this ebook, David Lonsdale places that concept to the test.

Using quite a number contexts, the booklet units out to examine even if the classical Clausewitzian concept of the character of conflict will keep its validity during this new age. The research covers the nature of the long run battlespace, the functionality of command, and the much-hyped inspiration of Strategic info battle. ultimately, the ebook broadens its viewpoint to ascertain the character of 'Information energy' and its implications for geopolitics. via an overview of either old and modern case stories (including the occasions following September eleven and the hot struggle in Iraq), the writer concludes that even supposing the longer term will see many alterations to the behavior of war, the character of warfare, as given theoretical shape via Clausewitz, will stay primarily unchanged.

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