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For tomorrow's small, autonomous, increasingly mobile military units, less means more: more sensors, more imaging technology and more networking technology to connect them all.

Daniel C. McCarthy, Senior News Editor

The technological force that was on display during the Persian Gulf conflict in the early 90's represented the beginning of the end for the military's traditional role as the sole standard-bearer of advanced technology. The New World Order hailed by then-President Bush signaled a change in the type of conflicts the US armed forces likely would confront. Strategists anticipated more frequent missions requiring multiple small, mobile military units that would operate independently but cohesively. Similarly, in the post-Soviet-era Europe, as economic unification sends ripples through...Read full article

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