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There are very few more instrumental and determinant forces underlying technical innovations than those that lead nations to fight against one another. It is on the battlefield, more than in any other domain, where one finds the multiple and changing interfaces along which the technosciences meet with economic and political pressures and opportunities. And, although the culture of war has always accorded pride of place to technological progress, our age has seen a proliferation of innovations, as well as the ever-increasing centrality of the role played by war as a motor force in economic progress in general: from nuclear energy and transportation systems to information and communications technologies, there are very few sectors of economic, social, and cultural endeavor that have not been transformed in the twentieth century by research programs initiated or supported by the military. Furthermore, thanks to the progress of science and technology, to prepare for war in order to assure peace (in keeping with the famous maxim) is no longer enough. In our day one must threaten one's enemy with total annihilation, no matter how destructive that enemy's first strike; and thus the potential outcome of a given war has become directly related to the technological and managerial capacity of the countries involved to anticipate all of their adversaries' potential innovations, both civilian and military. The Culture of War There are very few more instrumental and determinant forces underlying technical innovations than those that lead nations to fight against one another. It is on the battlefield, more than in any other domain, where one finds
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