Every man a spy: camera-equipped consumers have transformed the world into a goldfish bowl. Intelligence services may be able to learn nearly everything they need to know from open source information.
Individual nations are entering into bilateral agreements with the Afghan government to provide various forms of in-country support for many years after their combat troops end their fight.
UAVs need to get smarter for autonomy and data filtering. However, they still will need some kind of guidance.
The same networks that empower U.S. forces could be their Achilles' heel if troops lose their ability to operate without them. The JCS chairman warns that U.S. forces must train to operate without their vaunted information technologies.