Many forms of warfare are now redundant and will never be seen again - the massed forces of infantry, sieges, certain forms of naval actions, etc. - but, regrettably, there will be military action and it is vital that we understand its likely nature in the years to come. This skilled analysis looks at recent international examples and the impact of new tactics and strategies on the military thinking, government policies and armed forces planning. The military professional, the defence planners and the industries serving that market, the political leaders and their advisers, and the public must all be aware of the future face of wars that might be undertaken in their name or ranged against them. Not only the methods of war but also the warrior will change in the next decades. Scientists and technicians far from the battle-zone may deploy robotic weaponry, field personnel may utilise non-lethal gases and firepower to neutralise opponents, small nations, groups and even individuals will more than ever be able to threaten major powers by dint of some single technological aptitude.