TITLE

How Global Communications Are Changing the Character of War

AUTHOR(S)
Cronin, Audrey Kurth
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations;Winter/Spring2013, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the effects of communications technologies and trends on 21st-century warfare. According to the author, traditional methods of mobilizing civilian populations are being undermined by individuals' increased access to communication tools such as the Internet and cell phones. It is suggested that the U.S. and its allies must regain control of the narrative concerning their use of force, which is dominated by nontraditional, nonstate actors. Topics discussed include access to military technology, terrorism, and cyber attacks.
ACCESSION #
87977323

 

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