Friday, September 22, 2006

The Efficiencies Of Minimal War

Terrorists are minimalists. With very little material, they blow up pricey military vehicles and often the people within them.

Imagine what Halliburton would do with the concept of a roadside bomb, given all the tools of modern technology. It would cost ten million dollars. Terrorists make them for under $200. They make many more.

The fewer the brushes, the easier it is to paint. The fewer the cooks, the better the stew. The simpler the technology, the more universal its application.

That which is simplest may require no technology at all.


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