Re: TERRORISM: Seriousness and potential strategies

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Sep 17 2001 - 22:01:02 MDT

> On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, Spike Jones wrote:
> > There are many technologies that have been developed that havent
> > been used. Miriam didn't propose anything all that outlandish.
> Eugene Leitl wrote: She did, by proposing that these will be used in this
> conflict. To deploy
> the technology in the field you must have quantities of debugged units
> sitting on the shelf, and people trained in their use.

Sure but my point was that we may have a bunch of just such
tech on the shelf ready to go. It hasnt been revealed yet
since each new conflict brings out the war material that
has been developed in the past several years. Secrecy
makes battle systems more effective, since potential enemies
would not know how to exploit the weaknesses inherent
in any system.

> It will probably take longer than two decades of careful work to defuse
> the Jihadi terrorism.

Gene, I fear you may be right on this one. Let us hope not. spike

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