Accession Number : ADA360745
Title : The Zapatista Social Netwar in Mexico
Corporate Author : RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Ronfeldt, David ; Arquilla, John ; Fuller, Graham E. ; Fuller, Melissa
Report Date : 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 179
Abstract : This study was prepared for a research project on "Stability and the Military in Mexico." The research was sponsored by Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence and was conducted in RAND Arroyo Center's Strategy and Doctrine Program. The Arroyo Center is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army. The study reports on a case of "netwar," a concept that we have been developing for the purpose of understanding the nature of conflict in the information age (Arquilla and Ronfeldt, 1996b). Although the focus is on the Zapatista movement in Mexico, and on the responses thereto of the Mexican government and army, the study also identifies some implications for possible future netwars elsewhere around the world. This study focuses mainly on the 1994-1996 period, in part because that was the heyday of this social netwar, but also because the study's preliminary findings were initially briefed to the sponsor in June 1996, and the first draft appeared in December 1996. This final publication is much revised and updated from the draft.
Descriptors : *POLITICAL REVOLUTION , *MEXICO , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY STRATEGY , POLITICAL SCIENCE , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , ARMY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , PROPAGANDA.
Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE