Do we rely on technolgy too much?

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Are we relying on technology too much in our War on Terrorism?

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    I believe that we are relying way too much on technology in our war on terrorism. Do you?

    Technology alone will not help us if the Chinese decide to take Taiwan and the Syrians, et al decide to attack Israel and the NK's try to take the south. Frankly, I believe we need to look at implementing the draft and mobilizing our best natural resource, OUR PEOPLE!

    JMHO - your comments are welcome and desired!
     
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    I think we did previously, prior to 9/11. I think now we are doing what we can to strengthen our human resources. Freeing people and doing the right thing is undoubtedly providing us with countless allies in the Middle East who admire us and want to help.

    That young boy who lost a father or brother to Saddam and waved to the U.S. soldiers as they rolled into Baghdad will help us in the future so long as we do not betray his trust.
     
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    Most of the military top brass have stated they don't want a drafted military again. Furthermore, people won't defeat the Chinese. Only one specific piece of technology can defend us against the belligerent hordes that seek to dominate and terrorize the rest of the world.
     
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    True, true. Then I suggest the politicos start trying to outwardly and publicly appeal to the masses to volunteer for military service in the interest of serving their country.

    I find it interesting how quiet they are being in regards to our shortage of personnel. Sure, the enlistment numbers are good, but only because we have the numbers "needed" set so low. But then again, maybe technology is the key, but in close combat technology is not going to help. Only overwhelming numbers will!
     
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    The military is trying to beef up its HUMINT (HUMan INTellegence) resources. But a good mix of both HUMINT and technical intel is needed for a good intellegence picture.
     
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    What we need are battle droids.....
     
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    That would be balance...what is it I scream about ALL the time?
    Balance.

    We need a good dose of common sense and balance in every issue
    (my 2 cents thats worth at LEAST a dollar lol) :p:
     
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    Exactly what technology are we relying on too much?
     
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    Planes, trains and automobile.

    Aircraft and missiles and not enough "boots on the ground".
     
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    I'll go with the consensus, think the government is beginning to see a need for Humint, but not fast enough, especially regarding Arabic speakers.

    But damn, those special ops guys really get the Muslim look down, especially in Afghanistan.
     

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