Armed Groups: The 21st Century Threat by Peter G. Thompson

By Peter G. Thompson

In this age of uneven struggle, battles are fought progressively more opposed to armed teams of rivals corresponding to terrorists, insurgents, or transnational legal corporations. this article is the 1st to categorize armed teams and learn their features in a scientific strategy to supply an intensive review of all kinds of armed teams and the function they play in today’s defense environment.

Drawing on overseas case reviews and histories, the paintings analyzes the goals, thoughts, and inner composition of armed teams and the environments that foster them. It demonstrates that armed teams frequently behave in an “hybrid” style, be it the legal activities terrorists teams take to fund their pursuits or the position terrorist activities play in felony enterprises. As such dividing strains blur, governments have to determine how, the place, and while those armed teams are working in zones of clash or peace, in addition to their motivations, constructions, and supreme ambitions.

This thorough and groundbreaking learn will offer scholars with a strategic view of who armed teams are, how you can study them, and what geopolitical and geostrategic components impact their origins and operations.

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