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1st Edition

Non-state Threats and Future Wars

Edited By

Robert J. Bunker

ISBN 9780714683089
Published September 30, 2002 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

The intent behind this book was to bring together a team of defence and national security scholars and real-world military and law enforcement operators to focus on the topic of "Non-State Threats and Future Wars". The book is divided into four main sections: The first concerns theory. The second section concerns non-state threats and case studies, providing an overview of non-state threats ranging from organized crime networks to cartels, gangs and warlords. The third section is based on counter-OPFOR (opposing force) strategies which detail advanced concepts, urban battlespace environmental perceptions, weaponry, intelligence preparation, networked force structure and C41. The fourth and final section contains an archival document from the late 1987 period concerning early Fourth Epoch War theory, and never before published interviews with Chechen commanders and officers who participated in combat operations against Russian forces in the 1994-96 war.


'This book presents a blueprint for the military and law enforcement agencies of the US to innovate and prepare for the battles of World War IV. It is a comprehensive and intensely composed book on the subject of asymmetrical warfare as fought by non-state warriors.'

David Bradford, Special Warfare

'The authors recognize the new enemies of our nation, encourage innovative thinking in our institutions, demand that bureaucratic demarcations be overcome, and, above all, call for the creation (and growth) of smarter institutions ... this book should be required reading by those who serve in special warfare.'

David Bradford, Special Warfare