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Epochal Change: War Over Social And Political Organization, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1997

Epochal Change: War Over Social And Political Organization, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

The United States has been less affected by this process than most other Western nation-states; we seem to prosper despite such challenges. However, the breakdown of the family, increased drug use among our children, the growing specter of gang violence, and other forms of social terrorism suggest that our own institutions are not immune to a degree of chaos. Ralph Peters, in an earlier Parameters article, stated succinctly that we are witnessing "a struggle to redefine human meaning."[3] Regardless of the state of the revolution to which he referred, the struggle he describes is far from ended. If the ...


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.


The Transition To Fourth Epoch War, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1994

The Transition To Fourth Epoch War, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Based upon the influence that energy sources have exerted on the evolution of warfare over the broad expense of history, this author identifies eight basic trends that he believes will characterize "the changing face of war" through the early 21st century.