chapter  3
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Countering with Other Means

The really ultra-smart weapon is not the one released furthest from its target, nor the one we can use to track and disable at a distance. It is the one that prevents the use of all others.

The arts of conflict prevention, management and resolution are already practised widely by different actors. Intensely valuable techniques have been developed by individual agencies and some impressive results achieved among communities and even states in conflict. The real art, however, will be to find a synthesis which will bring a well-designed amalgam of their techniques to bear collectively on a single problem.