What Will Be The Weapons Of The Future?

Using lasers, fist-size reconnaissance drones and even honeybees, tomorrow's military will be ready to take on nearly any kind of enemy

To justify the way they fight, U.S. Military Officers are fond of quoting Confederate general Nathan Forrest's admonition to "git thar fustest with the mostest." But increasingly, even Army generals agree they have been emphasizing the "mostest" at the expense of the "fustest." The Army has a cold war hangover: the war machines of a U.S. armored division tip the scales at 300,000 tons. It took the molasses-like movement of the Army's AH-64 Apache helicopters to Albania during last year's Kosovo conflict to make planners publicly admit this is no way to fight a war in the future. "Our heavy forces...

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