War today takes on science-fiction tone
The Kansas City Star
Imagine having a war in which computer geeks do most of the fighting.
The U.S. and China are rapidly approaching that stage. Cyberattacks are increasing.
U.S. officials are accusing China of cyberassaults on U.S. companies. The New York Times has been among them.
But the U.S. also has been accused of cyberattacks against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Cyber-assaults disable operations in companies and governments.
Vital information is removed. Computer-dependent populations worldwide are rendered immobile and helpless.
It’s not much different from drone warfare in which computer-pilots in the U.S. operate drones used to kill in far away places such as Afghanistan. That type of warfare is increasing with 506 weapons by drones being released in 2012 compared with 294 the previous year, The Associated Press reports.
Troops with boots on the ground only have to go in afterward to secure the territory and maintain it. As the Wicked Witch of the West said as she was melting following Dorothy of Kansas throwing water on her, “What a world, what a world….”