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Technology And Transit Terrorism: Trends And Possibilities, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1997

Technology And Transit Terrorism: Trends And Possibilities, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Given this new reality, projecting trends and possibilities of technology employment in transit terrorism appears prudent. Towards this end, this article look at how terrorism is changing the specific transit facility/system target sets that can be attacked, and current technology employment in transit terrorism. Based on this analysis, projections concerning trends and possibilities of technology employment in transit terrorism are made.


Failed-State Operational Environment Concepts, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1997

Failed-State Operational Environment Concepts, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

To help the Army redefine operations in failed states, I propose a new politico-military model. This operational environment model would be composed of a four-cell matrix that would include "war and crime," "war," "crime" and "peace." Three of the cells - war, crime and peace - would pertain to traditional Clausewitzian issues; the fourth - war and crime - would pertain to an emergent neo-Clausewitzian one. To extrapolate the model, we begin with the condition of war. This environment is one of "military issues" that occur between nation-states. It defines the rationale behind US Army operations, as stated in the June 1993 FM 100-5 ...


Battlefield Visualization Seminar, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1997

Battlefield Visualization Seminar, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

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

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 ...


Counter-Optical Lasers And Opfor, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1997

Counter-Optical Lasers And Opfor, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


The Terrorist: Soldier Of The Future?, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1997

The Terrorist: Soldier Of The Future?, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

This article examines the nature of terrorists and terrorist groups and predicts the implications of future terrorists emerging as "criminal soldiers." Opinions expressed are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of the Department of the Army or the Department of the Defense.


Nonlethal Weapons: Terms And References, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1997

Nonlethal Weapons: Terms And References, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

The purpose of this paper is to promote an understanding of and research into a new category of weapons, designated nonlethal by military services, and less than lethal or less lethal by law enforcement agencies. The intent is to create an initial term and reference listing to help support joint force and dual use initiatives focused on identifying the potential drawbacks of integrating nonlethal weapons into our military services and law enforcement agencies. The paper is split into two sections: a list of terms that describes nonlethal weapons along with the concepts both surrounding and inhibiting their use, and a ...