i think you're correct and that has me concerned. war has become too sterile and easy. making them easier and even less costly for those who wage them, will make it even more likely we rely on war as the first solution.
war is supposed to be hell, that insures that few want to engage in it.
on a related note. this is why an all volunteer army in a bad idea. with no draft, most of the country is shielded from war. those who volunteer for war, know what they are risking.