Category Archives: Technology and Modern Warfare

Cyber Warfare


Patrick Tucker describes the use of cyber tactics. Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, US forces sent text messages to insurgent fighters which told them to assemble at a certain point (eg. a street corner). When they … Continue reading

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Interview With T X Hammes (Colonel USMC, retd.) on Technology and Modern Warfare


  Interview with retired United States Marine Corps, Colonel T. X. Hammes on information technology and modern warfare for MSci 442, Impact of Information Systems on Organisations and Society at the University of Waterloo. The discussion covered fourth generation warfare, … Continue reading

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Information Technology and Modern Warfare 2013 Update


Since the course that this blog supports started three years ago there have been developments in a number of areas. Debate has continued between the supporters of the Fourth Generation Warfare theory and those of Net Centric Warfare. Drones appear … Continue reading

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Information Technology and Modern Warfare 2012 Update


It has been argued that modern warfare has been made easier for politician’s as a result of the use of information technology: Protesters have drawn attention to their concerns about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the use of … Continue reading

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Week 7: Information Technology and Modern Warfare


Information technology is now permeating thinking about modern warfare in the context of the changing nature of modern conflicts. Since America’s defeat in the Vietnam War there has been discussion on what approach countries should take to, what are often … Continue reading

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