Information and Revolutions in Military Affairs by Emily O. Goldman

By Emily O. Goldman

just like the commercial revolution sooner than it, the knowledge expertise revolution seems to be making a new ruling classification, a brand new economic climate and a brand new society. info expertise is additionally remodeling army operations and conflict. an enormous literature at the revolution in army affairs (or "RMA") cites the $64000 (indeed, dominant) position of data know-how in allowing a brand new army revolution.

This quantity demanding situations traditional knowledge now not via claiming that information's impression on army operations isn't really "positive" or "transformative" yet by means of claiming its impression isn't "new". prior classes of army revolution is also characterised as info revolutions. during the shut exam of six case stories of army transformation throughout the commercial age, the participants to this quantity show how the employment of rising details structures was once serious to understanding a tremendous improve in army effectiveness. the main profitable diversifications to the recent atmosphere have been made by way of the main skillful clients of knowledge. This quantity attracts upon the services of top army historians, political scientists and protection practitioners to craft a collection of unique essays that supply the 1st retrospective exam of ways details impacts the method of army revolution.

This publication was once formerly released as a distinct factor of the Journal of Strategic Studies.

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