chapter  3
War evolves into the fourth generation
ByTHOMAS X . HAMMES
Pages 24

Since the early 1990s, the Pentagon has been promulgating its vision of a new form of war. While the name of the vision has changed from year to year, the concept remains the same. High-technology, light forces will dominate the battlefield through a tightly connected network that allows US commanders to see everything, decide rapidly and execute immediately. The foundation of this concept is information dominance. It will come from the application of new technology.