BORN IN THE USA
BORN IN THE USA
On the Memorial Day, some thoughts on the convergence of revolutions in technology and war fare-
1) Disrupting command and control objects is the primary stage of attack. Evading detection of your own command and control objects while retaining secure channels of communication with redundant lines of control is the primary stage of defense.
2) Pre emptive strikes are in. Reactive all out wars are out. Countries will no longer “declare war” before going to war. They already dont.
3) Commando /Special Forces/Terror strikes /Guerrilla warfare weapons, tactics and technology will have a big demand. So will be specialist trainers.
4) Improving the predictability of your own detect and destroy mechanisms, and disrupting the predictability of enemy detect and react mechanisms will be hugely in- even more than commissioning one more submarine and one more aircraft type.
5) Countries will revert to ancient tribal paradigms in fast shifting alliances for economics as well as geo politics. Very stupidly religion can be factor in warfare even in the 21 st century.
6) Number of Kills per Weapons fired will converge to a constant . Risks of secondary collateral damage will need to have a higher weight-age because they spur more retal attacks. Fewer prisoner of wars, higher KIA/ MIA ratio.
7) Fewer civilian casualties than all previous wars. This includes fewer civilian casualties even in nuclear war than previous nuclear scenarios.
8) War is a business. It will not be allowed to disrupt global supply chains for more than 2-3 weeks (or inventory replenishment of critical goods and /or services). commodities will lead to wars explicitly, especially since nuclear energy is discredited and carbon energy is diminishing. Expect synchronization with financial derivatives activity. War futures anyone.
9) The Geneva Convention is overdue for an update. Call it Geneva Convention 3.0 United Nations will remain critical to preventing or hastening global conflicts (remember the league of extra ordinary nations .)
10) Economic weapons, climate changing weapons, and sky weapons will emerge. Expect newer kinds of gun powder to be invented. Cyber weapons and hackers will be in demand . Thats the only bright spot.
Happy Memorial Day.
Enjoy that freedom to eat an barbecue- it was paid for in more blood than you will ever care to know.
This is part of a continuing series of theoretical weapons. The weapons are theoretical as the United Nations has already banned the weapons (but not banned the building of research of defense from these weapons).
Possible applications of weather modifying weapons.
1) Use surface modifiers on oceans including but not limited to submerged nuclear heaters, airborne solar powered lasers, surface spreaders like oil slicks. This will help modify the temperature of the ocean in certain critical areas at critical times, influencing weather esp winds that bring rains.
Example- Modifying or Enhancing El Nino to influence rain to specific countries.
2) Use of air borne or aircraft borne lasers to start forest fires
3) Use of lasers to enhance the rate of melting of strategic glaciers.
4) Modify and interfere with the timing of an active volcano to prevent big rupture, rather to go for controlled releases.
5) Use of harmonics to influence seismic wave activity in geological reasons.
A fascinating article in New York Times details the fascinating details of the Stuxnet virus, apparently the most successful cyber weapon in recent times.
Given that Industrial Controllers are a part of a everything from factories to missile launch configurations, I believe this is a fascinating area of study for the world’s research scientists including creating variants and defenses for this.
Also a 2008 presentation by Siemens that the NYT was kind enough to link to- (whither Wikileaks ??)
It has always surprised me- how my American friends who passionately support the First Amendment kind of always oppose the Second Amendment and vice versa. Being a non American- I would always take the Fifth.
An earlier Wikileak video of killing two Reuters Employees-and I am not sure who is right- American govt for restricting access to federal employees or Chinese govt for restricting access to Nobel peace prize.
or all the Govts of the world for all the cables they write. and all the journalists for all the stories they tell.
Merry Christmas anyways.
from Wikiquotes of another Indian.
Facts we would always place before our readers, whether they are palatable or not, and it is by placing them constantly before the public in their nakedness that the misunderstanding between the two communities in South Africa can be removed.
In this instance of the fire-arms, the Asiatic has been most improperly bracketed with the native. The British Indian does not need any such restrictions as are imposed by the Bill on the natives regarding the carrying of fire-arms. The prominent race can remain so by preventing the native from arming himself. Is there a slightest vestige of justification for so preventing the British Indian?