What some Pentagon planners regard as the U.S.' most compelling future threat--an attack by cruise missiles carrying chemical or biological warheads--is pushing development of a true "network-centric" warfare system. The scenario--closely held and virtually undiscussed in public--is intriguing. New electronically scanned, multi-frequency radars pick low-flying, stealthy cruise missiles out of ground clutter. The electronic babble produced by signals ricocheting from buildings and broken ...

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