The Temporal Limits of Technological Advantage
Air Command And Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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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, scientificindustrial baseresource capacity, security, and systemic integration.
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