Anticipating the future is an inherently imprecise endeavour. It typically relies on preconceptions shaped by past events out of a sense that history evolves directionally. Therefore, the past offers clues as to the future’s likely vector. Nowhere is this truer than in efforts to craft visions of future conflict. We assume that conflict will evolve in an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, manner.Such assumptions underpin the development of national security and defence strategies, as well as the force planning and military doctrine which they engender. In...
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