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The Resource Virtual war : Kosovo and beyond, Michael Ignatieff

Virtual war : Kosovo and beyond, Michael Ignatieff

Label
Virtual war : Kosovo and beyond
Title
Virtual war
Title remainder
Kosovo and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ignatieff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For a decade, Michael Ignatieff has provided eyewitness accounts and penetrating analyses from the world's battle zones. In Virtual War, he describes the latest phase in modern combat: war fought by remote control. In 'real' war, nations are mobilised, soldiers fight and die, victories are won. In virtual war, however, there is often no formal declaration of hostilities, the combatants are strike pilots and computer programmers, the nation enlists as a TV audience, and instead of defeat and victory there is only an uncertain endgame." "Kosovo was such a virtual war; a war in which US and NATO forces did the fighting but only Kosovars and Serbs did the dying. Ignatieff examines the conflict through the eyes of key players - politicians, diplomats, and generals - and through the experience of the victims, the refugees and civilians who suffered. As unrest continues in the Balkans, East Timor, and other places around the world, Ignatieff raises the troubling possibility that virtual wars, so much easier to fight, could become the way superpowers impose their will in the century ahead."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ignatieff, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Military art and science
  • Kosovo (Serbia)
  • Kosovo (Serbia)
Label
Virtual war : Kosovo and beyond, Michael Ignatieff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint of edition previously published by Chatto and Windus, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm43185394
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780805064902
Lccn
00020015
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Virtual war : Kosovo and beyond, Michael Ignatieff
Publication
Note
Reprint of edition previously published by Chatto and Windus, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm43185394
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780805064902
Lccn
00020015
Other physical details
ill.

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