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The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) entails a sweeping redefinition of the field of strategic studies, one that rhymes with sea changes experienced in a wide domain of other realms. The RMA can be viewed as a synergetic bundle of concepts that is marked by technological change, social reorganization, and sometimes by a new system of thought, among other features. It is this synergy between various components of the RMA that has underpinned the strategic victories and losses for assorted social forces in Colombia and Mexico, and that best explains the transformation of security themes in both countries. While the RMA is usually discussed in relation to Middle Eastern politics or the military adventures of “great powers,” this book veers off the beaten track to examine the manifestation of the RMA in two of the most strategically important countries in Latin America.

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