Monday, July 16, 2007

Welcome to the Future, Mr. Andreessen

Andreessen is a bright guy and I'm happy he's paying attention to press releases from the Air Force
I'm very happy for the Air Force pilots who will no longer have to risk their lives, and can go home every night to their families.

I'm very concerned that we will be able to declare air war without any concern for consequences other than loss of military hardware.

but he's never read Fehrenbach's This Kind of War
"You may fly over a land forever; you may bomb it, atomize it, pulverize it and wipe it clean of life, But if you desire to defend it, protect it, and keep it for civilization, you must do this on the ground, the way the Roman legions did, by putting your young men into the mud."

Drones don't allow us the comfort of push-button warfare - nothing will. It ain't about sleeping at home with the wife and kids, it's about being a more effective fighting force.

Cross Posted to The Daily Brief.
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