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War Without Chance

David Betz

in Carnage and Connectivity

Published in print November 2015 | ISBN: 9780190264857
Published online May 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190618513 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.003.0004
War Without Chance

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This chapter traces the efforts of armed forces to eliminate chance in warfare through the use of electronic systems and information technology. It explains why these efforts have proved fruitless and even counter-productive in practice. It touches upon the sources of such ideas in contemporaneous business and wider societal thinking. It shows how less technologically-capable opponents developed adequate countermeasures to attempts to subdue them with long-range precision force.

Keywords: Chance in war; Revolution in Military Affairs; Friction

Chapter.  7261 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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