Trying to predict the nature of future wars is nothing new. Given the stakes, it is not surprising that efforts to pierce the barrier of warfare’s event horizon have long occupied security professionals. Accordingly, attempts to identify future enemies, theaters, tactics, and technologies have collectively represented an im- portant component in strategic planning. Intelligence estimates, personality profiles of potential enemy leaders, and war plans of every hue and dimension provide tangible evidence of these efforts.
Norton, Richard J.
"Through a Mirror Darkly,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 62
, Article 9.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol62/iss1/9