Pentagon tries to counter cheap, potent weapons such as mines and cyber attacks..

Image: Google Maps President Obama’s new military strategy has focused…

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President Obama’s new military strategy has focused fresh attention on an increasingly important threat: the use of inexpensive weapons like mines and cyberattacks that aim not to defeat the American military in battle but to keep it at a distance.

A growing number of nations whose forces are overmatched by the United States are fielding these weapons, which can slow, disrupt and perhaps even halt an American offensive. Modern war plans can become mired in a bog of air defenses, mines, missiles, electronic jamming and computer-network attacks meant to degrade American advantages in technology and hardware.

Read the rest of Thom Shanker’s article at The New York Times.

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