US Army War College Quarterly
Summer 2002, Vol. XXXII, No. 2

From the Editor

"Collapsed Countries, Casualty Dread, and the New American Way of War," by Jeffrey Record

"What Not to Learn from Afghanistan," by William R. Hawkins

"Transnational Terrorism and the al Qaeda Model: Confronting New Realities," by Paul J. Smith

"Chaos as Strategy," by P. H. Liotta

The Law and War in the 21st Century

"Blame it on the Romans: Pax Americana and the Rule of Law," by Thomas W. McShane

"Utilitarian vs. Humanitarian: The Battle Over the Law of War," by Eric S. Krauss and Mike O. Lacey

Technology and Change

"Emerging Technologies and Exponential Change: Implications for Army Transformation," by Kip P. Nygren

"The Effects of Technology on Our Humanity," by D. Keith Shurtleff 

Commentary & Reply

Editor's Shelf

Review Essay

Book Reviews

Off the Press

From the Archives

Parameters, a refereed journal of ideas and issues, provides a forum for the expression of mature professional thought on the art and science of land warfare, joint and combined matters, national and international security affairs, military strategy, military leadership and management, military history, military ethics, and other topics of significant and current interest to the US Army and Department of Defense. It serves as a vehicle for continuing the education and professional development of USAWC graduates and other senior military officers, as well as members of government and academia concerned with national security affairs.

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