Current military doctrine employs Net Centric Warfare, which
is essentially Maneuver Warfare brought to its most deadly form. This doctrine can
especially be seen in Iraq and Afghanistan where light, nimble and accurate
forces are used as opposed to the old big bulky en-massed force of yester-year.
Mass-infantry of any kind is generally avoided and so are “bases”
or “fortresses” ….. which, in the context of current and foreseeable conflicts,
are simply big giant stationary targets that contain a mass of men and material
-- ripe for hit and run insurgent-type tactics. American military bases and
Iraqi police stations all over Iraq get shelled randomly by insurgents on a
Therefore, I see military bases/fortresses, which are now thought
of as being outdated or non-viable in a conflict like Iraq, as viable again. Fortress
technology like this brings some interesting new possibilities in base defense.
I see this concept going far and will bring back the usefulness of
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