Accession Number : ADA138244

Title :   New Modes of Conflict,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Jenkins, B M

PDF Url : ADA138244

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : What is armed conflict apt to be like in the remainder of the twentieth century? This report examines the components of modern warfare, the complex interrelationships among them, and the types of conflict that are likely to occur in the next two decades. The report foresees three major components of nonnuclear armed conflict: conventional war, guerrilla warfare, and international terrorism. It focuses on low-level conflict-warfare that is short of open, fullfledged conventional warfare between nations-because such limited warfare has been increasing over the past 20 years, and because the United States has found itself directly or indirectly engaged in a number of low-level conflicts.

Descriptors :   *CONFLICT, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, GUERRILLA WARFARE, TERRORISM

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE