warfare

  • Cyberwar Is With Us: Details Emerge About Use Of Stuxnet Worm In Iran

    Cyberwar Is With Us: Details Emerge About Use Of Stuxnet Worm In Iran

    In an excellent piece by David Sanger, the NY Times has confirmed what we all suspected: that the US deployed the Stuxnet worm, a powerful worm that targets very specific machines within Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program… Read More

  • GPS-Guided Mortar Puts An End To Foxhole Calculus

    My grandfather was a mortarman in WWII and he used to tell us how he planned trajectories in the heat of battle. Now, however, soldiers can punch in some coordinates and send a hot slug of death soaring straight at the enemy in a fusillade of metal. Much easier for the folks in the field, I think. This new mortar, part of the Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative, gives 10 meter accuracy at… Read More

  • iPod: Helping to win hearts and minds in Iraq.

    Turns out the iPod is being used by soliders for psychological operations in Iraq. A very creative solider used his iPod and a loudspeaker to broadcast Iraqi pop music while on an operation to distribute food. Another soldier is using a transmitter to do the same thing. The transmitter and iPod use a very low powered system (normally used for rescue beacons) to transmit a pro-coalition… Read More