THE PHYSIOGNOMY OF MILITARY CONFLICTS IN THE FUTURE AND THE NEED FOR TRANSFORMATION IN THE MILITARY Cover Image

THE PHYSIOGNOMY OF MILITARY CONFLICTS IN THE FUTURE AND THE NEED FOR TRANSFORMATION IN THE MILITARY
THE PHYSIOGNOMY OF MILITARY CONFLICTS IN THE FUTURE AND THE NEED FOR TRANSFORMATION IN THE MILITARY

Author(s): Gabriel Gabor, Doina Mureşan
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: military conflicts; war; military transformation

Summary/Abstract: In the future, war will mainly settle in the sphere of the politics and economics and will have as general purpose to aim at major economic projects, such as: control over strategic raw materials from the point of view of their exploitation, access routes and trade markets; restricted access to high performance technologies; political and military control over some of the world’s "hot spots" etc. Basically, war will become an informational confrontation based on the use of certain mechanisms of distribution and combination of ways and means to support the conflict, falling within the politics area and hardly requiring any use of armed means. Transformation is a strategic imperative. At NATO member states defense ministries level, modernization needs to be shaped and influenced by the imperative realities specific to competition in the information age. This is the age when power will directly depend on such aspects as: increased information dissemination capacity, easy access to information and increased decision-making speed.

  • Issue Year: 9/2013
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 268-273
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English