War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age : Irregular Warfare in the Information Age, PDF eBook

War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age : Irregular Warfare in the Information Age PDF

Part of the Praeger Security International series

Click here to see our help pages on reading this eBook on your chosen device. Please note that this eBook is incompatible with Kindle eReaders. Don't forget you'll need Adobe Digital Editions, if you don't already have it.

Share

Description

After the U.S. military-transformed into a lean, lethal, computerized force-faltered in Iraq after 2003, a robust insurgency arose. Counterinsurgency became a social form of war-indeed, the U.S. Army calls it "armed social work"-in which the local population was the center of gravity and public opinion at home the critical vulnerability.

War 2.0 traces the contrasting ways in which insurgents and counterinsurgents have adapted irregular conflict to novel media platforms. It examines the public affairs policies of the U.S. land forces, the British Army, and the Israel Defense Forces. Then, it compares the media-related counterinsurgency methods of these conventional armies with the methods devised by their irregular adversaries, showing how such organizations as al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Hezbollah use the web, not merely to advertise their political agenda and influence public opinion, but to mobilize a following and put violent ideas into action.

Information

  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9780313364716

£51.60

£43.86

Available to Download

Also in the Praeger Security International series   |  View all

£60.00

£51.00

Available for
immediate download

£61.20

£52.02

Available for
immediate download

£51.60

£43.86

Available for
immediate download

£51.60

£43.86

Available for
immediate download