[internetworkers] Networked Warfare
machett at ibiblio.org
Wed Oct 27 12:38:06 EDT 2004
This is a good article on the new military. It's not as negative as the
title suggests, instead being constructively critical. The article is
long but worth reading. I especially like the references to "alpha geeks"
within the Special Forces A-Teams. I presume they are the "upgraded"
versions of the old communications specialists, but who knows; S.F. might
have added a new position to the teams.
How Technology Failed in Iraq
The Iraq War was supposed to be a preview of the new U.S. military:
a light, swift force that relies as much on sensors and communications
networks as on heavy armor and huge numbers. But once the shooting
started, technology fell far short of expectations.
By David Talbot
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