Building on past studies of terrorism and low-level conflict, this report attempts to describe how contemporary international terrorism, which the author regards as a new mode of conflict made possible by technological developments in the second half of the twentieth century, fits into the broader scheme of armed conflict in general. The report also offers some ideas about the relationships between conventional warfare, ordinary guerrilla warfare, and contemporary terrorism.
Jenkins, Brian Michael, New Modes of Conflict. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1983. https://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/R3009.html. Also available in print form.
Jenkins, Brian Michael, New Modes of Conflict, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, R-3009-DNA, 1983. As of October 07, 2021: https://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/R3009.html