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In Korea, the United States was reported to have lost 35,000 troops killed in combat; in Vietnam the number was 53,000 ; and in World War II, 330,000 . 34. "Force XXI Operations," 2-9 . 35. , 3-11 . 36. , 2-9 . 37. Warden, 311-32 . 38. , 325. 39. , 327. 40. Ibid. 41 . " See elsewhere in this volume . 42. Gen Frederick M. , as quoted in Col Michael S. Williams and Lt Col Herman T. Palmer, USA, "Force-Projection Logistics," Military Review, June 1994, 29. 43. FM 100-5, June 1993, 3-6 . 41 BATTLEFIELD OF THE FUTURE 44.

Sullivan and Col James M. Dubik, USA, "Land Warfare in the 21st Century," Military Review, September 1993, 22. Their chart on "The Expanded Battlefield" traces the density of troop deployment, width of the battlefront, and depth of the battle space in wars from antiquity to the 1991 Gulf War. The earlier work done on wars of antiquity, Napoleonic wars, the American civil war, World War I, World War II, and the 39 BATTLEFIELD OF THE FUTURE October War was found in Col T. N. Dupuy, The Evolution of Weapons and Warfare (Fairfax, Virginia : Hero Books, 1980) .

See Sun Tzu, The Art of War, trans . Samuel B. Griffith (London : Oxford University Press, 1963), 98. 6. The Manhattan Project provided a fission weapon in 1945 that was over a thousand times more powerful per unit weight than a TNT warhead of equivalent weight . The H-bomb fusion weapons that followed carried an explosive yield a thousand times more powerful than the earlier A-bombs . This millionfold increase in explosive capability between 1945 and 1950 was augmented by the first-time capability to deliver such weapons across intercontinental distances by aircraft and missiles.

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