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War 2.0 : irregular warfare in the information age

Author: Thomas Rid; Marc Hecker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the relevance of the changes in the media environment for the conduct of armed conflict and war, particularly as it relates to irregular warfare. Argues that new media provide an advantage to unconventional forces and discusses the reactions that regular forces should have in order to temper this advantage.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Rid; Marc Hecker
ISBN: 9780313364709 0313364702 9780313364716 0313364710
OCLC Number: 290431540
Description: ix, 280 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Wired at war --
War 1.0 --
The United States --
The United Kingdom --
Israel --
War 2.0 --
Hezbollah --
Taliban --
Al-Qaeda --
Conclusion --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Thomas Rid and Marc Hecker.

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War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age argues that two intimately connected grassroots trends-the rise of insurgencies and the rise of the web-are putting modern armies under huge pressure  Read more...

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