March, 2016 Technology

A white gun painted on a wall in Northern Ireland

 Anna Simons for Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Does the kinder, gentler form of warfare that the West has been pursuing over the last twenty-five years actually work? Maybe, says Anna Simons, but those who would reorient their militaries towards a predominantly “soft war” footing are making two big mistakes – they’re misreading 21st century realities and human nature.