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Asymmetric warfare : threat and response in the twenty-first century

Author: Rod Thornton
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 2008.
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In recent years, the nature of conflict has changed. Through asymmetric warfare radical groups and weak state actors are using unexpected means to deal stunning blows to more powerful opponents in the West. From terrorism to information warfare, the Wests air power, sea power and land power are open to attack from clever, but much weaker, enemies. In this clear and engaging introduction, Rod Thornton unpacks the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Thornton
ISBN: 9780745633640 0745633641 9780745633657 074563365X
OCLC Number: 731096272
Description: VIII, 241 Seiten
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. What is Asymmetric Warfare?. 2. The Terrorist Asymmetric Adversary. 3. Asymmetry and Information Warfare. 4. Asymmetry and Air Power. 5. Asymmetry and Sea Power. 6. Asymmetry and Land Power. 7. The US Military and its Response to the Asymmetric Opponent. 8. Conclusion. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index.
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