Future War

Future War

Preparing for the New Global Battlefield

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"An urgent and prescient look at how technology will change virtually every aspect of war as we know it, and how we can respond to the serious national security challenges ahead. Battles fought in cyberspace; biologically enhanced soldiers; autonomous systems that can process information and strike violently before a human being can blink-- in Future War, Robert H. Latiff examines tomorrow's battlefield, calling on his military and intelligence expertise and well-honed pragmatism. He makes clear that the fortunes of a nation are inextricably linked with its national defense, and asks and explores vitally important questions: What is the cost of our unquestioning embrace of innovation? How will soldiers themselves think about future war and their role within it? How will war affect the average citizen? And, perhaps most important: Are our leaders sufficiently sensitized to the implications of the new ways of fighting? The complex world of conflict and technology demands that we pay more attention, before it evolves beyond our control. Decrying what he describes as a "broken" relationship between the military and the public it serves, Latiff issues a bold wake-up call to the nation as a whole as we prepare for a very different form of war."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101947609
1101947608
Branch Call Number: 355.020112 LA
Characteristics: 192 pages ; 20 cm

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

The military doesn't want war.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

..., the American military is like the 911 system: we call only when we're in trouble.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

History reminds us that hubris rarely ends well.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

... power is its own reward.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

If we cannot see the enemy, it is a lot easier to kill him.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

..., while we relentlessly purge and kill our enemies, we must observe the standards and values that treat non combatants and detainees with dignity and respect.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

The fact is, technology continues to make killing more efficient, and the idea is to win wars.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

The soldier be he friend or foe, is charged with the protection of the weak and unarmed.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

History has demonstrated that in times of crisis, the demand for greater surveillance and inteiligence inevitably increases, along with an accompanying contraction of individual privacy and civil liberties.

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SEBoiko
Jan 13, 2018

We still have no clear idea of what consititutes an act of war in cyberspace nor of how we might respond to an attack.

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Mar 10, 2018

Although its an extremely short book, its very thought provoking and quite worrying too. This is likely because the book has more questions in it than most elementary introduction to philosophy, and gives the briefest of indications about the current, currently being researched, and likely future technological capacities of the USA's military, and, presumably also those of other highly industrialized nations, or just those with massive investments in their military. Its important for just about all concerned citizens to give serious consideration to the questions asked.

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