"The fact that the top people have given up use of the Internet and cell phones"
"Overall, modern communications tools have been a curse for the terrorists."
More strategy page nonsense. I don't buy a word of it.
There are 150 million militant Muslims on earth. Those involved in the fight continue to use the internet and cell phones with impunity, including their top leadership. They are not trying to avoid us. We seem to forget that their goal is to die fighting us. The Quranic Concept of War assures them a place in heaven for doing so and they believe it.
Both Strategy Page and DOD have consistently underestimated the strength and capabilities of our enemies.
If anything, AQ use of modern commo has increased. I know for a fact DOD and the Army just started a new initiative to try to intercept more of their communications in more locales.
With our current war of attrition strategy we will deplete our military resources long before AQ does the same.
We are the dog that is losing "The War of The Flea."
Petreaus letter to the Iraqi people (in my last post) is a prime example why.