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Author Karp, Aaron
Title Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict : Debating Fourth-Generation Warfare
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2007
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (314 pages)
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Series Routledge Global Security Studies
Routledge Global Security Studies
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Part I Introduction -- 1 The Fourth Generation Warfare debate -- Part II The re-discovery of Fourth Generation Warfare -- 2 The changing face of war: Into the fourth generation -- 3 War evolves into the fourth generation -- Part III Evaluating Fourth Generation Warfare theory -- 4 Politics with guns: A response to T.X. Hammes' "War evolves into the fourth generation" -- 5 A brief note on "Fourth Generation Warfare" -- 6 It will continue to conquer and spread -- 7 Deconstructing the theory of Fourth-Generation Warfare -- 8 Elegant irrelevance revisited: A critique of Fourth Generation Warfare -- 9 Generations at war? -- 10 War evolves into the fourth generation: A comment on Thomas X. Hammes -- 11 Fourth Generation: A 'new' form of 'warfare'? -- 12 The mythology of fourthgeneration warfare: A response to Hammes -- 13 The will doesn't triumph -- 14 Response -- Part IV Fourth Generation wars -- 15 America in Peril: Fourth generation warfare in the twenty-first century -- 16 Fourth Generation Warfare in Afghanistan -- 17 The end of Israeli omnipotence? -- 18 Fourth Generation Warfare in Africa: Back to the future? -- Part V The implications of Fourth Generation Warfare -- 19 Combating Fourth Generation Warfare -- 20 Information operations in 4GW -- 21 The flight to irrelevance?: Air power and Fourth Generation Warfare -- 22 Venus calling: Can NATO cope with 4GW? -- 23 Transforming NATO for a Fourth Generation Warfare world -- 24 Fighting Fourth Generation wars: The Indian experience -- Part VI Conclusion -- 25 Can we adapt to Fourth Generation Warfare? -- Index
This volume covers a timely debate in contemporary security studies: can armed forces adjust to the rising challenge of insurgency and terrorism, the greatest transformation in warfare since the birth of the international system?  Containing essays by leading international security scholars and military professionals, it explores the Fourth-Generation Warfare thesis and its implications for security planning in the twenty-first century. No longer confined to the fringes of armed conflict, guerrilla warfare and terrorism increasingly dominate world-wide military planning.  For the first time since the Vietnam War ended, the problems of insurgency have leapt to the top of the international security agenda and virtually all countries are struggling to protect themselves against terrorist threats.  Coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq are bogged down by an insurgency, and are being forced to rely on old warfare tactics rather than modern technologies to destroy their adversaries.  These theorists argue that irregular warfare-insurgencies and terrorism-has evolved over time and become progressively more sophisticated and difficult to defeat as it is not centred on high technology and state of the art weaponry. Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict will be of interest to students of international security, strategic studies and terrorism studies
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Link Print version: Karp, Aaron Global Insurgency and the Future of Armed Conflict : Debating Fourth-Generation Warfare London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2007 9780415413572
Subject War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
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Alt Author Karp, Regina
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