Technology and the American Way of War Since 1945

By Thomas G. Mahnken

No kingdom in contemporary background has put larger emphasis at the position of expertise in making plans and waging battle than the USA. In global conflict II the wholesale mobilization of yankee technology and expertise culminated within the detonation of the atomi

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