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

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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