The Revolution in Military Affairs and Conflict Short of War - by Steven Metz & James Kievit: In this study, the authors concede that the revolution in military affairs holds great promise for conventional, combined-arms warfare, but conclude that its potential value in conflict short of war, whether terrorism, unsurgency, or violence associated with narcotrafficking, is not so clear-cut. Given this, national leaders and strategists should proceed cautiously and only after a full exploration of the ethical, political, and social implications of their decisions. To illustrate this, the authors develop a hypothetical future scenario - a "history" of U.S. efforts in conflict short of war during the first decade of the 21st century. $15.95
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