CONTENTS:- Foreword; Preface; 1. Global narrative; 2. Classical military strategy, doctrine and terrorism; 3. Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction: threat perceptions (and beyond); 4. The theory of counter strategy to terrorism (including WMD); 5. Legal aspects; 6. WMD terrorism: civil defence and response mechanism; 7. Atoms for war: ABC of nuclear toxicology technology for safety; 8. Conclusion;
The future technologies promise a dramatic revision in the way security and military planners think about the conduct of war. Central to this revolution is the idea that technology is about to overcome the most difficult problem in warfare 'Finding the Opponent'. Future hostilities can be visualised as a struggle for information domination, where information manoeuvre multiplies the effect of firepower and physical manoeuvre. Information and intelligence domination would then become the key to strategy and shape the philosophy and art of war. The militaries of developing countries have to evolve a new military paradigm in which combat superiority would be measured through technology and not only numbers. Space would provide the 'High Ground' in this technology-era. It would give a nation an opportunity to adopt the non-linear matrix for building military strength exponentially. We, therefore, have to realise and concretise the advantages that can accrue, by a military strategy of space and ground convergence. There are certain doubts that concern us. Can we achieve global security by preventing an arms race in space? To what extent space domination will give victory on ground? Will they make nuclear weapons redundant? Or can we have an integrated nuclear space strategy to offset conventional inferiority? Are conventional wars already outdated? The are some of the questions tackled by the author in this book.