The article examines the relations between techno-scientific research and the military from the end of the Second World War to the present, focusing primarily on the United States. First, this is because the US, one of the two military superpowers during the post-war period, is now the only superpower left. Second, the US has always led the technological race (apart from a few years following the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik), both in the civil and the military sector. Today, the United States alone invests more than half of what is spent by all countries worldwide on military research. The article also analyses the new changes in the technology of war and its dependence on recent strategic thought, in particular the so-called Revolution in Military Affairs.

Global war and Technoscience

GUZZETTI, LUCA
2010

Abstract

The article examines the relations between techno-scientific research and the military from the end of the Second World War to the present, focusing primarily on the United States. First, this is because the US, one of the two military superpowers during the post-war period, is now the only superpower left. Second, the US has always led the technological race (apart from a few years following the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik), both in the civil and the military sector. Today, the United States alone invests more than half of what is spent by all countries worldwide on military research. The article also analyses the new changes in the technology of war and its dependence on recent strategic thought, in particular the so-called Revolution in Military Affairs.
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