The Changing Nature of Modern Warfare

  title={The Changing Nature of Modern Warfare},
  author={R. Thornton},
  journal={The RUSI Journal},
  pages={40 - 48}
  • R. Thornton
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • The RUSI Journal
While Western militaries recognise the logic and necessity of ‘irregular warfare’ in their military operations, the manifold aspects of irregular fighting have yet to be mastered fully. Information warfare, for example, appears to be a tool more capably employed by Russia, to the detriment of NATO. Rod Thornton explains how and why Russia has ‘won’ in Crimea by affording subversive information campaigns primacy in its military operations. Acknowledging the twofold constraints of international… Expand
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