Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A New Generation of Unrestricted Warfare

From the article: 
Seventeen years ago, Qiao and Wang warned us that these myriad new forms of non-military warfare were coming. Today we all now live on that battlefield — an unlimited zone of conflict that can reach each one of us in every aspect of our lives and work. The unconstrained notions of modern war articulated in Unrestricted Warfare have now arrived. Boundaries between soldiers and civilians, combatants and bystanders have all but disappeared in this dangerous new world. Providing effective national security in this unprecedented environment of mass exposure requires our policymakers to plan for unrestricted warfare. This growing and nearly boundless threat requires us to develop better policies, better deterrent capabilities, and far more developed defenses. We can't wait for the first big attack of the next war to throw society into chaos — rethinking what war now means in our interconnected world demands the attention of our civilian and military leaders today.

http://warontherocks.com/2016/04/a-new-generation-of-unrestricted-warfare/

Pretty fascinating discussion but I think the fundamental rules still hold, we are just shifting our technologies.  The basic understanding of power and control, used by Clausewitz, is still how human beings work.

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