My friend Joe was reading a book that we discussed a few months back about modern warfare. How wars have changed over the last 80 years, from hand to hand combat to suface-air missiles to nukes to… pirates?
Seems to be a regression than a progression, but militant/extremeist groups have been mobilized by the easy access to big weapons, and the ability to stay viable due to their small numbers. And not only with pirates – Talibans, Al Qaedas, you know. Needless to say, it’s clear we have yet to figure out how to deal with these sorts of small and powerful groups. I think trying to woo other small militant groups with weapons and money has proven to be even stupider than it sounds on paper. Not to mention emerging types of warfare, especially in the cyber realm.
US Navy – kudos x thanks.