Defence and Security

Overhauling defence babudom

Dec 8, 2016
By  Deepak Sinha
 
It is accepted conventional wisdom the world over, ever since well-known military theorist, Carl Von Clausewitz, first articulated the aphorism in the late 18th century that “war is a continuation of politics by other means”.
 
In 2004, however, it was the Chinese, who turned this theory on its head by publishing their concept of ‘Three Warfares’ which integrates the use of psychological, media and legal warfare in peace-time to achieve their strategic objectives, without having to resort to violent confrontation. As the leading thinker on this subject, Stefan Halper of Cambridge University states “it is a dynamic three dimensional war-fighting process, that constitutes war by other means”.
 
Read more at: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/overhauling-defence-babudom.html
 
The Pioneer, December 8, 2016

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