This article ( http://www.wfaa.com/news/politics/Cyber-weaknesses-should-deter-US-from-waging-war–133493833.html ) explains that America is so weak to cyber attack that it would be too risky to initiate war. Many countries could hit us over the internet, a new tool of war, and have devastating effects. Even a battlefield can be harmed! If equipment just stops working then things would turn out pretty badly. It is simply too risky for us to go to war, and we are at huge risk of being attacked. Until we can fix our internet problem, we will be at a severe disadvantage to any opposing forces.
The good news is that now the network is becoming more secure. If we manage to make our internet infrastructure more secure then we might actually transition into a position of advantage over other weaker networks. But for now, we are in a no – attacking position and if we weren’t at such a risk for being attacked (like an unfair cold war) then I would feel pretty happy about our forced pacifism.