Thinking about Revolutions in Warfare

TitleThinking about Revolutions in Warfare
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMurray, Williamson, and MacGregor Knox
Book TitleThe Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300–2050
PublisherCambridge University Press

The term “revolution in military affairs” (RMA) became decidedly fashionable in the course of the 1990s. It lies at the heart of debates within the Pentagon over future strategy and has gained increasing prominence in Washington's byzantine budgetary and procurement struggles. Yet few works throw light on the concept's past, help situate it or the phenomena it claims to describe within a sophisticated historical framework, or offer much guidance in understanding the potential magnitude and direction of future changes in warfare. This book is an effort to answer those needs. (Publisher)

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