Academic journal article Air & Space Power Journal

The Technological Arsenal: Emerging Defense Capabilities

Academic journal article Air & Space Power Journal

The Technological Arsenal: Emerging Defense Capabilities

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In this section of "Net Assessment, " you will find additional reviews of aviation-related books and CDROMs but in a considerably briefer format than our usual offerings. We certainly don't mean to imply that these items are less worthy of your attention. On the contrary, our intention is to give you as many reviews of notable books and electronic publications as possible in a limited amount of space. Unless otherwise indicated, the reviews have been written by an APJ staff member.

The Technological Arsenal: Emerging Defense Capabilities edited by William C. Martel. Smithsonian Institution Press (http://www.si.edu/sipress), SI Building, Room 153, Washington, D.C. 20560-0010, May 2001, 284 pages, $29.95.

In an informative compendium of essays, William Martel, professor of national security affairs at the Naval War College, attempts to bridge the gap in understanding between high-technology aficionados and laymen with respect to emerging defense technologies. The Technological Arsenal reviews the Department of Defense's (DOD) technology-development programs in the areas of directed energy, military targeting and effects, and command and control. …

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