Non-State Armed Groups and Technology: The Humanitarian Tragedy at Our Doorstep?

BY COLONEL DAVE WALLACE & MAJOR SHANE REEVES — Technological advances are altering the contemporary asymmetric conflicts between non-state armed groups and state actors. This article discusses the humanitarian consequences of these changing conflicts by first illustrating the dangers posed by non-state armed groups gaining access to advanced technologies. A subsequent examination of the increasing ability of non-state armed groups to use new technologies, such as cyber operations, to mitigate state actor advantages and the resultant risks to civilian populations follows. Read More

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