Toward a Revolution in Military Affairs? Defense and Security at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century

Synopsis

The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), unleashed by the integration of information technologies into weapons systems, military units, and operations is a phenomenon with impacts that have been felt well beyond the Gulf in 1991 or the Balkans in 1999. Technological developments lie at the center of these changes; however, the RMA is more than technology. It includes the consequences of technological changes for defense and security. This study provides an assessment of the RMA that goes beyond a description of new defense-related technologies and deals with deeper, more fundamental issues.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Harald Von Riekhoff
  • Clifford J. Rogers
  • Martin C. Libicki
  • Howard J. Marsh
  • Yves Boyer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000