Leaving the Technocratic Tunnel
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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There is an emerging consensus that the success of exotic weapons in the Persian Gulf War and promise of high-tech gadgetry marked the beginning of a military revolution. It is believed that such stunning technology has ushered in a new era of warfare by combining long-range precision strike with powerful overhead sensors and hightech equipment. Unfortunately, being mesmerized by technology may result in a narrow view of RMA. Admittedly something profound and perhaps catastrophic is occurring. Sweeping changes are underway that could totally transform war. But the common view of RMA-the system of systems that gathers near-perfect information to locate and destroy every target in an oddly specific area of two hundred square miles-does not capture the far-reaching implications of a revolution.
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