Are we ready for 21st century warfare? The answer to this question may never be fully known until our capabilities are tested on the battlefront. Needless to say, today's wireless technology has brought forth a whole range of issues that the Windtalkers (Navajos whose language code confounded the Japanese in World War II) never had to think about. Further, there is something to be said about simplicity. In seeking to improve our communications techniques at critical times, I hope that we don't lose sight of the basics.