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Competitive Advantage

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Submitted by Bill Hadney (United States), Apr 17, 2003 at 15:47

Total dominance in air power and missile technology appear to be the prerequisites for successful "creative and humane" pre-emptive military action and the precursors of change in the rules of conflict, as we saw those changes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as we see them in lesser scale in Israel's war against the Palestinians.

A confrontation in the 21st century between enemies with equivalent, off-setting air power and missle technology will probably leave the rules of conflict generally unchanged from war in the 20th century.

One hopes the U.S., Britain, and Israel never lose this advantage.
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