And that basically sums up our current military strategy in a nutshell. We don't want to just beat the other side, we want to make sure there was never even a contest in the first place.
The problem is when you rely entirely on toys to do that you're also simultaneously accepting the huge risk of someone else not playing the same game as you. Just look at Iraq/Afghanistan. We've got something like a 12:1 kill ratio, body armor that routinely saves soldiers' lives outright, weapons that can kill insurgents from far beyond their weapons effective range, and their way of dealing with this is to just keep leaving bombs everywhere for us to stumble into.