To the major world powers, the October war was a testing place for the latest sophisticated weaponry, a theater for witnessing the movement of large forces in live battle conditions. If anything, what has been learned is how to make war more lethal next time. Scarcely had the fighting stopped when military men were enmeshed in analyzing and reanalyzing troop deployments and positions to see what each side could have done differently. New weapons gadgetry, seen for the first time, were studied for flaws and weaknesses by developer nations to improve effective killing power. Likewise, opposition forces studied them in order to develop anti-systems. How ironic that the very cradle of the world's great religions should become an arena for learning war and for testing the world's newest military hardware.
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