Unlike past wars, the armed conflicts of the 21st century will see innovative use of computers, satellite imagery and weapons such as Tomahawk cruise missiles and nuclear-powered aircraft of all types. In the air, in the sea or on the ground, wars will be fought with the XMS Electronic Fighting Vehicle; the RAH-66 "Comanche" Attack Helicopter; the Bradley Stinger Air Defense Vehicle; and the Harpoon anti-ship missiles. There will be bigger and more innovative sea-going crafts, such as CVN-77 and CVX-78 aircraft carriers. This text explores in detail how science and technology are giving America a tactical advantage over its enemies, one that will ultimately help secure American victories on the battlefield.
Marc Cerasini is the author of the recent Complete Idiot's Guide to the US Special Ops Forces (5/02). He is the author of over 40 books, including the NY Times best-selling American Hero, American Tragedy. He was a contributor to the best-selling Tom Clancy Companion. Most recently, he has written Heroes: U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor Winners and is hard at work on the forthcoming Heroes: U.S. Army Medal of Honor Winners. Other forthcoming titles include Barons, Knights and Cowboys.