US President George Bush is pretty confident as he leads his country into an attack in Iraq. He may have good reason. In the 12 years since Gulf War I, technology has increased in leaps and bounds. I was using a state of the art 486 computer running Windows 3.0 in 1991.
In 1991, only 10% of the munitions were “smart-bombs”, that is, microprocessor and GPS guided missles with great accuracy. Today, over 90% are expected to have that capability. Radar jamming, night vision and battlefield communications have all benefitted from the last decade of progress. Only time will tell how much of an effect this will have on the outcome.
Now if only they could patch their webservers….