American Military Technology

American Military Technology

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The growth of American engineering and science has affected military technology, organization, and practice from the colonial era to the present daya€”even as military concerns have influenced, and often funded, domestic engineering programs and scientific development. American Military Technology traces the interplay of technology and science with the armed forces of the United States in terms of what Hacker and Vining view as epochs: 1840a€“1865, the introduction of modern small arms, steam power, and technology, science, and medicine; 1900a€“1914, the naval arms race, torpedoes and submarines, and the signal corps and the airplane; and 1965a€“1971, McNamara's Pentagon, technology in Vietnam, guided missiles, and smart bombs. The book is an excellent springboard for understanding the complex relationship of science, technology, and war in American history.The Life Story of a Technology Barton C. Hacker, Margaret Vining ... In sharp contrast to the First World War, the United States entered the Second as a leader in aeronautical design and development. ... Every state had to reorganize its people and resources to sustain its home front, cope with shortages, maintain productionanbsp;...

Title:American Military Technology
Author:Barton C. Hacker, Margaret Vining
Publisher:JHU Press - 2007-10-26


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