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As military forces across the globe adopt new technologies, doctrines, and organizational forms suited to warfare in the information age, defense practitioners and academic specialists are debating the potential consequences of the "revolution in military affairs." The central question of this book is how such revolutions spread, to whom, how quickly, and with what consequences for the global balance of military power. The contributors to this volume--who include historians, political scientists, policy analysts, and sociologists--examine the diffusion of weapons technology, know-how, and…mehr

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As military forces across the globe adopt new technologies, doctrines, and organizational forms suited to warfare in the information age, defense practitioners and academic specialists are debating the potential consequences of the "revolution in military affairs." The central question of this book is how such revolutions spread, to whom, how quickly, and with what consequences for the global balance of military power. The contributors to this volume--who include historians, political scientists, policy analysts, and sociologists--examine the diffusion of weapons technology, know-how, and methods of conducting military operations over the past two hundred years. The approach reflects the recent reawakening of interest in the relationship between culture and security. >
Autorenporträt
Emily O. Goldman is Deputy Director for Interagency Coordination in the Office of Communication at U.S. Central Command. Leslie Eliason is Associate Professor and Program Head in the Department of International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.