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Book Review: Virtual War And Magical Death: Technologies And Imaginaries For Terror And Killing, Robert J. Bunker Jan 2013

Book Review: Virtual War And Magical Death: Technologies And Imaginaries For Terror And Killing, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

This is a book review.


Martin Van Creveld On Men, Women And War, Robert J. Bunker Jan 2002

Martin Van Creveld On Men, Women And War, Robert J. Bunker

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I was at first apprehensive when approached about writing a review essay on Martin van Creveld’s new book, Men, Women & War: Do Women Belong in the Front Line?¹ The topic was not a key interest of mine, and more pressing real-world needs required my attention. While the sporadic conversations I have had with van Creveld over the last couple of years made me aware of his growing interest and deep fascination with the topic of women in general, this work seemed a diversion from his repertoire of such seminal works as Supplying War: Logistics from Wallerstein to Patton; Command in War; and Technology in War: From 2000 B.C. to the Present.² Luckily, I relented and decided that I should expand my knowledge base by reading van Creveld’s book. As I read and reflected on his new text, I realized that by following his instincts he has once again created a unique work.


Psychological Warfare, Japanese, Robert J. Bunker Jan 2001

Psychological Warfare, Japanese, Robert J. Bunker

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Japanese psychological warfare operations were modeled on campaigns conducted by the British in World War I and the Germans in World War II. The Germans established a branch of their propaganda ministry in Japan, which resulted in close psychological warfare collaboration between these two Axis powers. As a result, their propaganda themes, such as both nations having divine or semidivine rulers and being populated by super races whose destiny was to rule the world, were strikingly parallel.


Five-Dimensional (Cyber) Warfighting: Can The Army After Next Be Defeated Through Complex Concepts And Technologies?, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1998

Five-Dimensional (Cyber) Warfighting: Can The Army After Next Be Defeated Through Complex Concepts And Technologies?, Robert J. Bunker

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No abstract provided.


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

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

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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

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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.


The Tofflerian Paradox, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1995

The Tofflerian Paradox, Robert J. Bunker

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Given the issue's importance—the Army's future as an effective 21st-century warfighting institution—Tofflerian theory attributes that are conceptually flawed should be forcefully acknowledged. With this perspective in mind, I posit that the war forms developed in War and Anti-War, specifically First and Second Wave war, are overgeneralized and distort Western warfare's historical development. As such, the war forms do not significantly further RMA theory and potentially pose a great liability. Still, these terms are becoming accepted by Army scholars because of the Tofflers' great theoretical influence.