[IWAR] In Athena's Camp: Preparing for Conflict in the Information Age

From: Mark Hedges (hedgesat_private)
Date: Mon Feb 02 1998 - 21:57:50 PST

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    Apparently, no one's thinking of putting an end to war (as usual).
    Forwarded from elsewhere...
    Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 12:29:33 -0800
    To: cypherpunksat_private
    Subject: New RAND IW Study
    A very interesting RAND study, In Athena's Camp, was recently released.
     From the preface:
    "New modes of war, terrorism, crime, and even radical activism-are
    all these emerging from similar information-age dynamics? If so,
    what is the best preparation for responding to such modes? When
    the subject is warfare, for example, it is common wisdom that
    tend to prepare for the last war, and there is much historical
    evidence to support this notion. Today, however, it is clear that
    establishments around the world-and especially in the United
    States-are thinking about how war will change, how the "revolution
    in military affairs" (RMA) will unfold, and how the next war may well
    be quite different from the last. Whether the focus is warfare,
    crime, or social conflict, we have striven to anticipate what the
    spectrum of future wars and other types of conflicts will look like."

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