Discover how the United States can beat China, Russia, Iran, and ISIS in the coming information-technology wars from the New York Times bestselling author and veteran Washington Times columnist Bill Gertz. America is at war, but most of its citizens don’t realize it. Covert information warfare is being waged by world powers, rogue states—such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea—and even terrorist groups like ISIS. This conflict has been designed to defeat and ultimately destroy the United States. This new type of warfare is part of the Information Age that has come to dominate our lives. In iWar, Bill Gertz describes how technology has completely revolutionized modern warfare, how the Obama administration failed to meet this challenge, and what we can and must do to catch up and triumph over this timely and important struggle.
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The present article investigates the influences of new media technologies on perception and practices of warfare. Drawing on established conceptual frameworks, such as virtuous war and diffused war, the article argues for the fundamentally ambiguous nature of the Internet and social networking technologies that facilitate democratic participation and political activism, but at the same time enable unprecedented forms of oppression, surveillance and control. The article develops the term iWar to account for the technological affordances that facilitate the latter, and introduces five key dimensions of the concept – individuation, implicitness, interactivity, intimacy and immediacy. These dimensions are then connected to specific socio-technological dynamics, before their impact on practices and perceptions of warfare is sketched out.
Identity, Information, and the Individualization of Modern Warfare
Author: Glenn J. Voelz
During a decade of global counterterrorism operations and two extended counterinsurgency campaigns, the United States was confronted with a new kind of adversary. Without uniforms, flags, and formations, the task of identifying and targeting these combatants represented an unprecedented operational challenge. The existing, Cold War-era doctrinal methods were largely unsuited to the cyber-warfare and terrorism that have evolved today. Rise of iWar examines the doctrinal, technical, and bureaucratic innovations that evolved in response to these new operational challenges. It discusses the transition from a conventionally focused, Cold War-era military approach to one optimized for the internet age, focused on combating insurgency networks and conducting identity-based targeting. It also analyzes the policy decisions and strategic choices that caused these changes. This study concludes with an in-depth examination of emerging technologies that are likely to shape how this mode of warfare will be waged in the future, and provides recommendations for how the US military should continue to adapt to be combat its foes in the digital age.
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Are you identifying the right deals and making them profitable? Or are you haggling over who gets the biggest piece of the pie, rather than working out how to make the pie bigger? This book will help you identify, develop and safeguard added value, which means that both businesses in the partnership can develop and grow with reduced risk. Not just any partner and not just any deal will do. An international study based on over 20,000 negotiations revealed that a huge amount of time is wasted on producing deals that are often of only marginal merit. This book will help you identify the deals which are worth doing and set you on the right track to make them profitable. "Negotiating Partnerships" will take you through dozens of areas where additional value can be found, to make win-win partnership deals that really work for you. You will learn how to identify opportunities and conclude better deals at the same time as making the other party feel good. This book sets out key steps to co-operative negotiation so that you have the know-how to achieve profitable partnerships. The partnering process is one that makes sense in any line of business from online retail to manufacturing via everything in between. As the business environment becomes tougher, and margins are continually shaved this book will help you maintain and grow your existing profit. In all cases, a partnership should provide better solutions than those currently available to each party separately. With this book you can achieve partnerships, which reduce costs and risks, improve earnings and at the same time reap the benefit of each other's experience, creativity and contacts. Yes, it is important for theother party in a partnership to be satisfied. But it is your job as a negotiator to try to ensure that you can keep to yourself most of the added value created. This book will help you through this process so that you find and retain good and valuable partnerships.
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