WikiLeaks, Stuxnet, Cyberwar, and Obama

War is transforming itself before our eyes, turning into something unfamiliar and strange.  Information has taken a place as a major class of weaponry, with sabotage and subterfuge as preferred tactics.  On the new battlefield, these weapons are available not only to nation-states, but to organizations and even individuals.The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is something that ought to be more widely known than it is.  Starting in the 1980s, advances in cybernetics and communications began having a dramatic impact had on military operations.  Such innovations as Precision-Guided Munitions (PGMs) and high channel capacity communications systems not only increased the effectiveness of individual weapons systems, but, acting as force multipliers, they also boosted the capabilities of entire units to a point where they could take on and defeat enemy forces that in the past would have been considered far superior. The impact of the RMA became apparent in the First...(Read Full Article)