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Cyberwar, Netwar and the Revolution in Military Affairs

Edited by: Dr Eddie Halpin, Dr Philippa Trevorrow, Professor David Webb & Dr Steve Wright
 

The end of the Cold War ushered in a new phase of global security in which new threats and challenges emanate from non-conventional sources, and in which the weapons and means to prosecute war harness new technology. By the mid-1990s terms such as cyberwar and netwar were being used to explain a new way of thinking about war. The intervening years have seen the development of new defence policies, such as the US military Vision for 2020 and the Revolution in Military Affairs, whilst the threat of terrorism has become a painful and sad reality. The period has also seen the development and deployment of a range of new technologies for military operations ranging from new smart mechanisms to deliver weapons to surveillance and communications technologies that can change the very nature of warfare and security. This book attempts to consider this balance between the technologies and policies deployed to respond to terror and the need for human and civil rights.



Contents

PART ONE: CYBERWAR, NETWAR AND THE REVOLUTION IN MILITARY AFFAIRS; DEFINING THE ISSUES

• Introduction: Defining the Issues; P.Trevorrow, S.Wright, D.C.Webb & E.F.Halpin
• Vitual Violence and Real War: Playing War in Computer Games: The Battle with Reality ; M.Bayer
• Strategic Information Warfare: An Introduction; G.P.Siroli

PART TWO: IMPLICATIONS OF THE PROBLEM

• Virtuous Virtual War; J.Rantapelkonen
• Risks of Computer-Related Technology; P.G.Neumann
• Missile Defence - The First Steps towards War in Space?; D.C.Webb
• Technology as Source of Global Turbulence?; S.Fritsch
• Nuclear Weapons and the Vision of Command and Control; B.D.Larkin
• Information Warfare and the Laws of War; G.Darnton

PART THREE: COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES

• R.M.A.: The Russian Way; F.Pantelogiannis
• An Overview of the Research and Development of Information Warfare in China; Chris Wu

PART FOUR: WHAT IS BEING DONE OR MUST BE DONE?

• A Bridge Too Far?; M.Moore
• Threat Assessment and Protective Measures: Extending the Asia-Europe Meeting IV Conclusions on Fighting International terrorism and other Instruments to Cyber Terrorism; M.Mauro
• Policy Laundering and Other Policy Dynamics; I.R.Hosein
• Conclusion; S.Wright, P.Trevorrow, D.Webb & E.Halpin

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