New Wars, Old Strategies

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy Dec 2012Photo: Ammar Abd Raboo (Flickr)

The nature of armed conflict has changed dramatically. Gone is the paradigm of industrial war between states. Instead, conflicts have risen sharply within and beyond states. Today’s combatants use hit-and-run attack or violence against civilians rather than formal combat. Such tactics cannot be defeated by conventional military means.

Posts in the December 2012 issue of Peace Policy:

David Cortright describes the changing nature of organized violence in a globalized era. Read »

Mary Ellen O’Connell decries ‘advances’ in high-tech targeted killing worldwide. Read »

Andrew Bacevich asks the $64 question: Is the U.S. committed to remaining global Top Dog? Read »

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