Superior technology increases the chances of victory on the battlefield, but winning or losing still depends on the ultimate smart weapon: people, such as infantrymen, who can take and hold ground. The Desert Storm and Kosovo campaigns sustain this view. In On War, Karl Von Clausewitz stated, "Arming and equipping are not essential to the conception of fighting." While conceding that fighting determines the character of arms and that arms modify the character of war, Clausewitz largely restricted the art of war to the actual conduct of battle and not necessarily the science behind it.
Get the Right Technology to War Fighters
By Brigadier General James M. Feigley, U.S. Marine Corps, Captain Robert B. Cook, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Colonel Gregory J. Johnson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)