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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Is high tech making it easier to go to war?

Brad Allenby and Mark Hagerott fear that is the case. They make the argument in an article in the winter edition of Issues in Science and Technology. I am not persuaded, because there are strong counter-trends. But worth thinking about as you all draft your entries for the Future of War essay contest. Meanwhile, here ...

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Brad Allenby and Mark Hagerott fear that is the case. They make the argument in an article in the winter edition of Issues in Science and Technology.

I am not persuaded, because there are strong counter-trends. But worth thinking about as you all draft your entries for the Future of War essay contest.

Meanwhile, here is a valiant but weak effort to rebut our Prof. Brooks.

Brad Allenby and Mark Hagerott fear that is the case. They make the argument in an article in the winter edition of Issues in Science and Technology.

I am not persuaded, because there are strong counter-trends. But worth thinking about as you all draft your entries for the Future of War essay contest.

Meanwhile, here is a valiant but weak effort to rebut our Prof. Brooks.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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