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Information Operations And The Conduct Of Land Warfare, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1998

Information Operations And The Conduct Of Land Warfare, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

This paper focuses on the implications of information operations (IO) on the U.S. Army's conduct of land warfare over the next decade. This transitional period from the experimental Force XXI to the digitized Army XXI offers many promises, potentials and even pitfalls for the world's predominant land power force. BG James M. Dubik, USA, has recognized this in his earlier Institute of Land Warfare paper Creating Combat Power for the 21st Century.


Terrorist Laser Employment Against Civil Aviation: Issues, Concerns, And Potential Incidents, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1998

Terrorist Laser Employment Against Civil Aviation: Issues, Concerns, And Potential Incidents, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

This article explores civil aviation vulnerability to terrorist laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) employment by focusing on the laser as a weapon against aircraft, laser classes and accessibility, past patterns of laser illumination and lasing of aircraft, recent lasing of aircraft in the Los Angeles area, and future possibilities. Most importantly, this article provides transit policing professionals with an "early warning" concerning a new threat to civil aviation which may have now developed.


The New Gunpowder Revolution, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1998

The New Gunpowder Revolution, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

In Western history, cyclical patterns of weapons development are readily evident if one is willing to take the time to look. As we begin a great new cycle based upon non-lethal weapons, the prior cycle based upon firearms is worth highlighting because of the many valuable insights and lessons its provides.


Defending Against The Non-State (Criminal) Soldier: Toward A Domestic Response Network, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1998

Defending Against The Non-State (Criminal) Soldier: Toward A Domestic Response Network, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Increasingly, national security scholars recognize that the world in which we were born is passing away and, with it, many of the premises, conventions and structures of modern civilization. Research suggests that the transition into the post-modern era will usher in scientific, economic, social, political and military changes of a magnitude never before experience in American history. Equivalent in scale to the European Renaissance and the Dark Ages, this revolution in political and military affairs, offers both great potentials and dangers for the American public. One of the more fundamental challenges we ill face concerns the protection of citizens. Traditional ...


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

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

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Nonlethal Weapons: A British Review, Robert J. Bunker Jan 1998

Nonlethal Weapons: A British Review, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Hundreds of documents and articles have been published about nonlethal weapons (NLW) since the 1960s. However, few books had been published on the subject. As NLW significance becomes more recognized for the operational advantages they provide in the Western urban and "failed-state" settings, more books are appearing. Malcolm Dando's book A New Form of Warfare: The Rise of Nonlethal Weapons and Nick Lewer and Steven Schofield's book Nonlethal Weapons: A Fatal Attraction? Military Strategies and Technologies for 21st-Century Conflict are two of the first books to appear. All three authors are academics with ties to the fields of ...