Accession Number : AD1042197


Title :   The Temporal Limits of Technological Advantage


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Air Command And Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States


Personal Author(s) : Brow,Mark


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1042197.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : This study analyzes the temporal limits of advantages gained by states seeking to achieve a technological edge over their competitors. It seeks to approach an empirical answer to the length of the advantage and the conditions that limit that duration. The study analyzes three different technological developments of the twentieth century: early warning radar, atomic weapons, and stealth technology. In each case, it compares four variables: political context, scientific/industrial base/resource capacity, security, and systemic integration.


Descriptors :   TECHNOLOGY , military organizations , international relations , national security , nuclear weapons , radar , contingency operations (military) , air power , treaties , fusion weapons , international organizations , robotics , military forces (united states) , military budgets , military strategy


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE