* The deployment of hundreds of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Afghan and Iraq wars may only scratch the surface of what's to come, if the vision of some military leaders comes to pass.
UAVs have gained favor as ways to reduce risk to combat troops, the cost of hardware and the reaction tfme in a surgical strike.
For Gen. James Cartwright, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffj the possibilities of the UAVs evolution from today's design to tomorrow's vision can't come soon enough. This portends more UAVs, digital versus analog, better technology, combat-capable and cognitive functions.
Changing UAVs from analog to digital surveillance dramatically reduces …