Technology of War: The Future of War
Future conflicts will be very different from those of the past. It'll take a new set of tools to fight rogue nations armed with nuclear weapons to sniff out and combat insurgent groups hiding among civilian populations to track down terrorists storing bombs, rockets, even WMD's. Many of the new tools to fight the new enemies are on the drawing board now and some have already been deployed.
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