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Security wrap-up 4 March 2010 1025.001 1
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Recap: Unit overview Security Definitions and approaches War Definitions and approaches The changing nature of conflict: (A) Nuclear weapons (B) Revolution in Military Affairs (C) New wars (D) Terrorism 2
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(C) New wars/ postmodern conflict Definition: “fought by combinations of state and non-state actors, and is usually fought not for reasons of state or ideology, but for identity. Battle is rare and most violence is directed against civilians” (Kaldor ‘07) Wars of low-intensity conflict involving transnational connections so that the distinctions between internal and external, aggression and repression, local and global are difficult to sustain Context: impact of globalization on identities; changing meanings of state and nation; role of media; outsourcing of means of violence; virtual 3
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(C) Continued… Key features… Brutality (does not conform to I Law) Child soldiers; rape; targeting of civilians (erasure of this
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