A quiet revolution is transforming the military world and its implications are hard

to predict at the moment. Technology shapes the conduct of war in a tremendous

way. It has always done this and there is little new about it. Everything in modern

war seems to revolve around technology: it determines how wars are fought, how

armies are organized and also many of the limitations they have.1 This dominance

of technology, which is so characteristic of modern times, does not imply that

technological superiority can always win battles and decide wars. There is plenty

of evidence to the contrary. Nevertheless, the belief in technology as a solution and

path to victory remains unbroken.