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Published: 06 December 2012

500 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199948475

Bookseller Code (06)


The Changing Nature of War

Douglas Lovelace, Jr. and Kristen Boon

Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents

  • Brings readers up to date on the debate among academics, the U.S. military, and U.S. government policymakers on the nature of the next U.S. war and possible future engagements as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down.
  • Presents readers with today's debate over the nature of future offensive and defensive actions against global terrorism, as to whether the U.S. will adopt a path less reliant on counterinsurgency abroad and focused more on counterterrorism efforts both domestically and abroad.
  • Frames the debate and possible strategic objectives related to the national security concerns over transnational organized crime, with particular emphasis on the spreading violence of the Mexican drug cartels operating along the U.S.-Mexican border.
  • Presents the reader with current information over the ever-expanding national security and private economic ramifications of cyberwarfare and how the United States can prepare to secure its cyberspace mitigate its potential effects.