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Saturday, January 25, 2003
Today I came across two web pages that I want to point out the (at this point, mostly hypothetical) readers of this blog.
The first is an editorial by Norman Borlaug condemning European fears of genetically modified food. He points out that the EU's fear of GM food has lead to African nations (like Zambia) rejecting food aid from the US.
The second was published by the DoD, and gives an outline of a new US strategy of rapid dominance. It's a guideline for exploiting US technological and training advantages to overwhelm and induce shock and awe in the opposing force. At least some of the writers were high-level commanders in Desert Storm, so I won't be surprised if at least some of this strategy is used in the upcoming conflict with Iraq (assuming it happens, etc, etc.)
(Now that I write this, I wonder if that last line is some sort of Star Trek reference. But unlike the Borg, Rapid Dominance demands that decision making authority be pushed down the chain of command.)
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