High-Tech Hardware Ready for Deployment in Kosovo

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The iconic image of information-age combat dates from the Gulf War: the view from a smart bomb, homing in on an Iraqi bunker. But the Serbian forces in Yugoslavia have fielded a far more powerful electronic arsenal than the Iraqis did, and American military technology has been evolving since that time as well. If it comes to a fight, it will be the most sophisticated display of electronic combat the world has ever seen.

A U.S. attack on the Serbian forces would most likely proceed in two stages: first, a missile-based attempt to take out anti-aircraft defense systems, and second, intensive bombing of military infrastructure targets, including, according to the New York Times, "military bases, lines of communication, fuel supplies, and ammunition dumps." MORE>>