The US military is so superior to the rest of the world that it possessed "strength beyond challenge." The main reason for this is that the cost of entry to superpowerhood is too great and time consuming that no country in the world will even try gain parity with the US on all fronts. (Land, sea, air, electronic, and space) In 1904, the Royal Navy held the same advantage. It had more ships than any other in the world. Enter the HMS Dreadnaught. This single ship suddenly made all other battleships in the world obsolete, including the RN's own. So a naval advantage of more than 100 ships was reduced to 1. It made the RN, beatable by its rival, the German navy. The question today is: will there be a Dreadnaught type revolution in military technology that renders all others obsolete? I call this the dreadnaught factor. There have been several new technologies that made older ways of fighting obsolete in the past few years. However, the US military has held the monopoly of these technology . In addition, its technological lead is so great that no other nation or coalition of nations even have a fraction of the US capability. Examples of this technologies are: 1.) Stealth - the closest other nations came are in terms of "shaping" but have not produced a single all aspect stealth aircraft comprable in stealth observability as to the 30 year old F-117. 2.) GPS - European has plans for Gallileo, but they are still plans. The US GPS has entrenched itself that civilian cars and backpackers are using it. 3.) Network Centric Warfare - No other military force has networked its military so intensely has the US military. 4.) Any more? The question is, will there be a dreadnaught factor that will gave other nations a fighting chance of challenging the US Military?