THE FUTURE of WAR:
Here is the tip of the iceberg
. The impending war with Iraq will be a transitional war that demonstrates that the integration of new technologies means that " The revolution in military affairs " is more than merely a catchy slogan. Nanotechnology, robotics, quantum computing and genetic engineering will change warfare and the structure of the U.S. armed services in the next thirty to fifty years that today's soldier will look as quaint in 2053 as a Minuteman with a musket. The gap in power projection ratio per unit between American forces and that of any major " peer competitor" will resemble that of thousands of Somali militiamen fighting a tiny handful of air assault troops in Blackhawk Down. Unfortunately, the technologies that greatly enhance the capabilities of individual U.S. soldiers can be duplicated by non-state actors or " lone wolf " terrorists as well.