Precision airstrikes to combat terrorism

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Combating terrorism requires multiple techniques, not all of which use force of arms. Fighting insurgents or known terrorist strongholds can be fought in many ways from the conventional to the unconventional. This article details the latest high tech method of choice.

Precision strikes are new weapon of choice
The United States will increasingly turn to precision airstrikes to counter the threat from radical Islam as it shrinks its military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"This administration has made a very conscious decision that it wants to get out of large conventional-warfare solutions and wants to emphasize counterterrorism and a lighter footprint on the ground," said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official.

On Friday, a U.S. airstrike in Yemen killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an anti-American cleric who was behind several high-profile attempted attacks on the United States. His rhetoric also helped inspire Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who is charged with killing 13 people during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a military base in Texas.

Friday's strike in Yemen was the latest in a growing U.S. reliance on airstrikes to target al-Qaeda and its affiliates throughout the region.
 
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I like this approach the Military is using with the drone attacks. Just think what it will be like in 25 years with these things. Terrorist if any left by then will be zapped from space phasers.
 
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I like this approach the Military is using with the drone attacks. Just think what it will be like in 25 years with these things. Terrorist if any left by then will be zapped from space phasers.
A strong possibility. Another one is smart bullets. Something like a .50 bullet capable of small guidance movements which can be programmed to seek out a specific person either by face-recognition software or DNA.

 
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A strong possibility. Another one is smart bullets. Something like a .50 bullet capable of small guidance movements which can be programmed to seek out a specific person either by face-recognition software or DNA.

face-recognitionsoftware I can see ( no pun intended) but software for DNA WOW !! But if this was 1911 and you told someone that there would be an "electric" machine that recognizes faces they would say " uh you are a bit touched in the head .. "

hey who knows - there could be some form of nano bananano ' signal' developed that can interogate DNA and analyzes it in nano seconds , yeh maybe after we capture a few more downed UFO's, maybe, maybe ////////
 
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Combating terrorism requires multiple techniques, not all of which use force of arms. Fighting insurgents or known terrorist strongholds can be fought in many ways from the conventional to the unconventional. This article details the latest high tech method of choice.

Precision strikes are new weapon of choice


Agreed. This is not a war that will be won with conventional forces and weapons. It calls for a high priority on intelligence gathering and then precision military strikes against specific high-value targets as needed.
 
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face-recognitionsoftware I can see ( no pun intended) but software for DNA WOW !! But if this was 1911 and you told someone that there would be an "electric" machine that recognizes faces they would say " uh you are a bit touched in the head .. "

hey who knows - there could be some form of nano bananano ' signal' developed that can interogate DNA and analyzes it in nano seconds , yeh maybe after we capture a few more downed UFO's, maybe, maybe ////////
No UFOs needed. Perhaps all that is needed is a satellite or airborne laser which scans a crowd and if spots a reflection matching one on its target list, it launches a mini-missile or simply increases the wattage of the laser to burn a hole through the target's brain bucket.