In a setting where schoolchildren line the rooftops of Saddam's palaces and jamming devices interfere with guidance mechanisms, [precision weapons] may prove more seductive than productive. Indeed, they may prove largely unusable. As the president and his advisers draw up their war plans, they should maintain a healthy skepticism about the more sensational aspects of the promise of precision air power.
When War Isn't Hell: A Cautionary Tale
Stephen Wrage is a professor in the political science department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. He is the editor of Immaculate Warfare: Participants Reflect on the Air Campaigns over Kosovo and Afghanistan, which is forthcoming from Greenwood/Praeger.
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Stephen Wrage; When War Isn't Hell: A Cautionary Tale. Current History 1 January 2003; 102 (660): 32–35. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2003.102.660.32
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