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Non-Lethal Defense Ii Conference, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Non-Lethal Defense Ii Conference, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Chinese Threat Conference, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Chinese Threat Conference, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Street Gangs—Future Paramilitary Groups?, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Street Gangs—Future Paramilitary Groups?, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

The New York and Oklahoma City bombings have shown that the United States is no longer immune to politically motivated terrorist attacks. The latter proved that no part of the country was invulnerable; even worse, the perpetrators may be our own disenfranchised citizens.

Is it possible that street gangs' engaging in such activity looms on the horizon? Although it is unlikely that they would act on a political agenda, the emerging patters are all too familiar. The expanding presence of street gangs in the United States can be linked both to military trends in the non-Western world and to future ...


Strategy For The Blind, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Strategy For The Blind, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

A well-known, respected military scholar and decorated Korean and Vietnam war veteran, retired US Army Colonel Harry G. Summers Jr. is a former holder of prestigious chairs at the US Army War College and Marine Corps University. Best known for his On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Vietnam War (1982); On Strategy II: A Critical Analysis of the Gulf War (1992); and his weekly column in Army Times, his important associations and powerful influence make him one of our country's military intellectual elites.


Generations, Waves, And Epochs: Modes Of Warfare And The Rpma, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Generations, Waves, And Epochs: Modes Of Warfare And The Rpma, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Tofflerian concepts, which have gained so much credence with the Army, are now beginning to openly influence Air Force dialogue on information-based future wars.


Ricochets And Replies: Rpma Update, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Ricochets And Replies: Rpma Update, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

My article "Generations, Waves, and Epochs: Modes of Warfare and the RPMA" (Spring 1996)—which I wrote in the summer of 1995—made reference to two lesser-known theories of future warfare not debated at the time in the military journals. However, these two theories have now begun to actively influence military thinking. In order further facilitate the emerging revolution in political and military affairs (RPMA) debate within the Air Force, I'm including a synopsis and analysis of these two theories.


Internetted Nodes And C2 Structures, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Internetted Nodes And C2 Structures, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

In the article "Center of Gravity" (Military Intelligence, April-June 1995), Captains Bruce Niedrauer and Lisa Bennett succinctly emphasized the concept of understanding the center of gravity and why it is critical to intelligence personnel. This concept, based upon Army doctrine, has been published in FM 100-5, Operations. Since the publication of FM 100-5 in June 1993, however, a number of doctrinal concepts and premises have become obsolete in the rapidly changing environment in which the Army conducts operations. Questions of "conceptual obsolescence" have already been raised toward the former concept of operations other than war (OOTW) and, more recently, toward ...


Visions Of Future Conflict Symposium, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Visions Of Future Conflict Symposium, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Nonlethal Technology And Fourth Epoch War: A New Paradigm Of Politico-Military Force, Robert J. Bunker, T. Lindsay Moore Jan 1996

Nonlethal Technology And Fourth Epoch War: A New Paradigm Of Politico-Military Force, Robert J. Bunker, T. Lindsay Moore

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

How politico-military force will be employed in future war is of major concern to U.S. national security and, because of its operational leadership in this area, to the Army's Force XXI campaign plan. It is envisioned that such force will qualitatively change because of the introduction of advanced technology. This technology will extend the West's continuing mastery of the application of political violence. No longer in war will the West have the capability to solely to kill; now, like a martial arts master, it will be able to reply upon nonlethal means to disarm an opponent. As ...


Advanced Battlespace And Cybermaneuver Concepts: Implications For Force Xxi, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Advanced Battlespace And Cybermaneuver Concepts: Implications For Force Xxi, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

This article argues that the traditional perception of the battlefield reveals the limiting assumptions upon which Force XXI is built, that it is constrained by its three dimensions, and that it is most likely outmoded. Paradoxically, it is the rise of nonWestern warfare and the proliferation of advanced weaponry that together have made current "spatial concepts" of the modern battlefield obsolete.[1] To be an effective military force into the 21st century, the US Army should start now to redefine the battlefield so that new operational concepts can evolve and produce the doctrine and materiel requirements that will lead to ...


Book Review: Neuromancer, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Book Review: Neuromancer, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Letter To The Editor: Focus On Technology, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1996

Letter To The Editor: Focus On Technology, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.