reply to post by pheonix358
I'm glad you pointed out the high tech vs. low tech argument in modern warfare. I remember reading a book by Malcolm Gladwell called "Blink" which
talks about the power of first impression and decisions based on quick intuitive thinking, which he basically calls "think slicing." Interesting
read if you have the time.
BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell
Anyways there was a section on the book where the author sighted a war game exercise between the U.S. and a "rogue nation", codenamed Millennium
Basically the U.S. (composed of high tech strategists) with all their high tech and huge resources and lost to the "rogue nation" (led by retired
Marine Corps Lieutenant General Paul K. Van Riper) and his unconventional "low tech" tactics. Eventually to save face, the top brass changed the
rules of the whole exercise in favor of them winning the next phase of the war game.
In my view, NOKOR can be that "rogue nation." Just look at the statements of Jong Un and company and you'll get a sense that they're either off
their knockers or playing the joker card, pretending to be stupidly insane and incapable while all the while carrying an ace up their sleeves while
99% of the planet underestimates them.
The film Body Of Lies starring Leonardo DiCaprio basically tells us the same thing. U.S. intelligence forces can't keep up with Islamic terrorists
because they are using basic forms of communication and transportation. A hand written note instead of a cellphone. Bicycles instead of motor
vehicles. A rundown apartment building instead of a military base with a satellite dish on top. You get the picture. You get the picture.
The U.S. is great at "long range" warfare and propaganda. Stealth bombers, Apaches, Tomahawk cruise missiles from ships, predators, smart bombs,
Raptors and such. But if the fight ever comes to the ground and house to house, it'll cost them. Think Vietnam, Korea, Somalia, Afghanistan and
By comparison Israel, a nation who has been at war ever since, has fewer casualties...or so Wikipedia says.
Anyways...keep the facts coming...this is healthy discussion right here.