Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization
John Wiley & Sons, 20 abr. 2007 - 224 páginas
"For my money, John Robb, a former Air Force officer and tech guru, is the futurists' futurist."
The counterterrorism expert John Robb reveals how the same technology that has enabled globalization also allows terrorists and criminals to join forces against larger adversaries with relative ease and to carry out small, inexpensive actions—like sabotaging an oil pipeline—that generate a huge return. He shows how combating the shutdown of the world’s oil, high-tech, and financial markets could cost us the thing we’ve come to value the most—worldwide economic and cultural integration—and what we must do now to safeguard against this new method of warfare.
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - sgtbigg - LibraryThing
Robb has some interesting ideas about the future of warfare, namely that "open source" warfare has/will replace conventional warfare. While I can't do his explanation justice, he basically contends ... Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - Donogh - LibraryThing
Had a ropey introductory 30 pages or so, some better editing here would have made it a lot more accessible, but once you get through that it's a very worthwhile piece, with some serious insights into how globalization has influenced the path of war in Iraq (and elsewhere). Leer reseña completa
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