About the book, from the publisher:
Many saw the United States’ decisive victory in Desert Storm (1991) as not only vindication of American defense policy since Vietnam but also confirmation of a revolution in military affairs (RMA). Just as information-age technologies were revolutionizing civilian life, the Gulf War appeared to reflect similarly profound changes in warfare. A debate has raged ever since about a contemporary RMA and its implications for American defense policy. Addressing these issues, The Iraq Wars and America’s Military Revolution is a comprehensive study of the Iraq Wars in the context of the RMA debate. Focusing on the creation of a reconnaissance-strike complex and conceptions of parallel or nonlinear warfare, Keith L. Shimko finds a persuasive case for a contemporary RMA while recognizing its limitations as well as promise.Read an excerpt from The Iraq Wars and America's Military Revolution.
Keith L. Shimko is Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. He is also the author of Images and Arms Control, which won the Quincy Wright Award in 1992, and three editions of International Relations: Perspectives and Controversies.
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