Postmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict
ISBN/ASIN: 1572301767,9781572301764 | 1998 | English | pdf | 332/332 pages | 39.1 Mb
Publisher: The Guilford Press | Author: Chris Hables Gray PhD | Edition: 1
From Operation Desert Storm to the conflict in Bosnia, computerization and other scientific advances have brought about a revolution in warfare. This book shows how our high-tech age has spawned both increasingly powerful weapons and a rhetoric that disguises their apocalyptic potential in catch phrases like "smart weapons," "cyberwar," and "bloodless combat." A skillful combination of trenchant cultural study, provocative illustrations, and engrossing military, technical, and historical analysis, Postmodern War sheds new light on the ways we conceptualize and conduct war today.