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New technologies and warfare

International Committee of the Red Cross, Spring 2012

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Resource IDicrc2012
Resource titleNew technologies and warfare
Author(s)International Review of the Red Cross
Publication/ sourceInternational Committee of the Red Cross
Date publishedSpring 2012
Summary text/ abstractThe dazzling scientific and technical progress of recent decades has given rise to unprecedented means and methods of warfare. Some of these new technologies (such as observation and combat drones) are already in use, while others (nanotechnologies, combat robots, and laser weapons) are still in the experimental and developmental stages. As well as the need for military capabilities on land, sea, and airspace, great armies are recognizing the need to have military capabilities in cyberspace. 3 These developments herald the possibility of a quantum leap in the methods of waging war or using force outside of armed conflict, for some technologies are not just an extension of earlier ones (such as faster aircraft or more powerful explosives), they can profoundly change the ways in which wars are fought or even disrupt the international balance of power.
Library categoriesAnarchism & Action, Croughtonwatch, Cyberwar, Peace, Technology
Added to Free Range Library04/09/2014
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