TITLE

The Promise and the Peril: The Social Construction of American Military Technology

AUTHOR(S)
Mosser, Michael W.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations;Summer/Fall2010, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents discussion regarding the U.S. military strategies utilized in the late-20th and early-21st centuries. Introductory details are provided outlining the large-scale technological developments made and used by the U.S. military between 1991 and 2003, pointing out their operational success in campaigns such as the Gulf War, the initial invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. Analysis is then provided pointing out the ways in which U.S. technological capability and dependence undermined the larger-scale strategic planning of the nation in its operations.
ACCESSION #
60667320

 

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