Naval War College Review


Erik Dahl


Ask a soldier or military analyst to describe the “postmodern military,” and you are likely to get an answer that includes high technology, precision weapons, information operations, and possibly (especially if he or she is associated with the Navy) network-centric warfare. Much of the recent literature on military affairs concentrates on these technology issues, and an observer might be forgiven for believing that such operational and technical differ- ences are what separate twenty-first-century military forces from their predecessors.