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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 3:52 p.m. PST

…Future of Warfare.

"What's the future of warfare? If you're a science fiction fan (or just like thinking crazy thoughts) you'd say it's robots, lasers, and hoverboards transponding through space and time to deliver lethal effects on behalf of a government. Or is it? There are often two schools of thought. One side looks at the possibilities based on current technologies and ways of war extrapolated to logical conclusions. The other side usually addresses the current and projected inhibitors to change, adhering more to what is probable than what is possible.

As can be expected of two classically trained military officers, even of different nations, the authors acknowledge and do not disagree with the Clausewitzian thought that the enduring nature of war is a clash of wills between two of more groups of politically motivated human beings. What the authors address in this essay is the ever-shifting character of waróthe changing tools and techniques employed on the battlefield to achieve success in that clash of wills…"
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Lion in the Stars13 Jun 2018 1:35 p.m. PST

The biggest problem is getting a powerplant small enough to fit inside the chassis and strong enough to be able to move the thing.

Current hovercraft have issues with that.

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