chapter  6
The Revolution in Military Affairs
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Some would argue that the problem of military logistics is about to become obsolete. As theorists consider the social and technological developments of the 1990s, many propose that the world is in the throes of a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), which will transform both the nature of military operations and the identity of the institutions which wage war. If the dominant conception of the RMA should become reality, information will replace men and materiel as the decisive factor in combat. By this logic, the logistical infrastructure which supports conventional armed forces of the twentieth-century variety must decline in importance.