Sunday, December 25, 2016
Continuing with extracts from the isegoria.net Internet web site with my commentary as germane.
"In Surveillance Supremacy, Arnold Kling explains why we need command of the spies"
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"From 1940 on, the air was viewed as a decisive theater of war. Military men spoke of ‘air superiority,’ ‘air supremacy,’ or ‘command of the skies.’"
"The cheapening of material goods is leading to another paradigm shift in military affairs. It is becoming less and less costly to assemble and deliver weapons that can cause mass casualties and major economic loss. It is becoming commensurately more valuable to be able to figure out who the bad guys are and keep track of what they are up to. What we need in the information age is surveillance supremacy — command of the spies, if you will."
AND FROM 1945 ONWARD THAT ULTIMATE NIGHTMARE FOR THE AMERICAN MILITARY PLANNER THE ATOMIC PEARL HARBOR!!
"Surveillance supremacy" also both "commensurately more valuable" and commensurately more expensive. Don't try to convince yourself otherwise.