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 impression 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 change within the very nature of battle. during this ebook, David Lonsdale places that concept to the test.

Using quite a number contexts, the publication units out to examine even if the classical Clausewitzian concept of the character of battle will hold its validity during this new age. The research covers the nature of the longer term battlespace, the functionality of command, and the much-hyped inspiration of Strategic details war. eventually, the e-book broadens its viewpoint to check the character of 'Information strength' 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 if the long run will see many adjustments to the behavior of conflict, the character of struggle, as given theoretical shape by way of Clausewitz, will stay primarily unchanged.

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