The Uncertain Course: New Weapons, Strategies and Mind-Sets

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorCarl G. Jacobsen

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This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the strategicm military and technological forces which are changing the nature and likelihood of war. As the world enters the post-nuclear, or 'second' nuclear age, it has to take account of this revolution in military affairs which is asfundamental as the introduction of gunpowder once was.The contributors explain and chart the exotic technologies such as 'Star Wars', the Cruise Missile explosion, new naval dynamics, the US Army's Forward 'Air-Land' doctrine, the Soviet 'Operational Manoeuvre Groups' and 'Theatres of Military-Strategic Operations', battle management, and newchallenged complicating international security calculations. They also take account f the fact that we have twenty-first century weapons but only nineteenth century ways of thought, and that computers and artificial intelligence are lessening our comprehension and control. They conclude that therisk of inadvertent war is increasing, even as the risk of deliberate war is diminishing.

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This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the strategicm military and technological forces which are changing the nature and likelihood of war. As the world enters the post-nuclear, or 'second' nuclear age, it has to take account of this revolution in military affairs which is asfundamental as the introduction of gunpowde...

Carl Jacobsen is Senior Research Officer at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198291159

ISBN - 13:9780198291152

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