We're in the Third Revolution in Military Affairs (3RMA).
The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) was the introduction of smart weapons, GPS, unmanned drones, and so on.
Lates 1980s to early 1990s.
Only one person has spoken about it:
Retired IDF Brigadier General Gal Hirsch.
With the introduction of new weapons and tactics, they became STRATEGIC assets known as C6ISR units.
Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Cyber Warfare, Commando, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance.
Nobody really knew what would come next.
The 3RMA is the most flexible war-fighting doctrine ever created. It appears that each country decides how it's going to fight.
Russia will never invade Europe, China will never require an American invasion, and so on.
This is why the US Marines are getting rid of their tanks and artillery.
US Special Forces Command (USSOCOM) is ditching all ITS weapons too.
Don't kid yourself:
The changes announced have already happened.
There's no way we could go from NO capabilities to the greatest capabilities on earth in only four years.
WE have those weapons and will use them in defense of our allies if asked and if it's in our national interest.
As for everything else, I think the armed forces will bifurcate.
They have contempt for conventional forces.
In Mogadishu, the Delta Force didn't wait in the chow line. They simply barged their way in and told everyone else to shove it.
There won't be a real difference between conventional and unconventional combat-arms units.
The marines, for example, are morphing into one enormous special-operations unit.
IT WON'T BE NECESSARY.
Here's something nobody knows:
The unit was DISPERSED. Their weapons are CLASSIFIED. Their home base is CLASSIFIED.
A Russian survivor said that an entire motorized rifle company of 130 men "died instantly."
That was Putin testing Trump.
We'll just use them with no comment.
And we'll rigorously screen people who are trained to use these weapons.
We've really slid in that arena.
He's an absolute disgrace.
We need to make sure that the people who operate the new weapons never reveal them.
If nobody knows that you can destroy an entire nation, they going to attack you.
But we go back to that deterrence issue.
It actually doesn't stop countries like Iran.
When you have a treasonous Congress, it makes no sense to tell them.
There are already tons of completely unidentifiable weapons being used.
The terrorists were all killed from behind.
My guess is that the white laser is a bracketing device. White laser carries enormous amounts of data.
"Experts" scoff at the possibility of heir existence.
Well, the battle damage assessment shows terrorists killed by "precision obliteration."
An entire courtyard of Hezbollah terrorists with the tops of their heads flattened.
Some kind explosive vapor that was like thirty pile drivers coming down simultaneously.
Men burned to charcoal from the neck to the knee, with their hair intact.
Men with the FRONT SIDE of their bodies burned to charcoal. It happened while their were standing.
But a large number will become strategic special operators with a different ethos from today's special operators.
The best strategic commandos in the world are the UAE Presidential Guard.
Fifteen of them held off 40,000 Houthis for a month in Aden in 2015.
The instructor is a mentor, not a screaming tormenter.
But you can't argue with the results.
These guys have pulled off astonishing operations. In five years of combat in Yemen, they lost only a handful of men. Most of their casualties were support troops.
The support troops will no longer come under enemy fire.
So I don't think our REAL capabilities will ever be revealed.
It makes no sense to tell the enemy what you have.