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- DescriptionThe Panzerfaust-3, a German shoulder-fired heat-seeking antitank missile, can punch through a metre of solid steel-far more than any armoured vehicle could carry. The MPR-500, an Israeli precision bomb, can hammer through several storeys of a building and explode on a chosen floor. These and myriad other military and intelligences techlogies are changing the world. This Ecomist book describes these emerging techlogies and places them in the larger context of today's politics, diplomacy, business and social issues. It shows how efforts to win wars or keep the peace are driving ermous and multifold techlogical advances. Broadly speaking, defence techlogies will continue to provide ermous advantages to advanced, Western armed forces. The book is organised into five parts: land and sea, air and space, the computer factor, intelligence and spycraft, and the road ahead, which examines the coming challenges for western armies, such as new wars against insurgents operating out of civilian areas.Comprising a selection of the best writing on the subject from the Ecomist, each part has an introduction linking the techlogical developments to political, diplomatic, business and other civilian matters. For anyone who wants to kw just how smart the global war, defence and intelligence machine is, this will be revealing and fascinating reading.
- Author BiographyBenjamin Sutherland writes for The Economist and other publications such as Newsweek on the social, political, and business implications of new and disruptive technologies. He divides his time between Italy, California and Paris, where he teaches a post-graduate class called Globalisation and Conflict.
- Author(s)Benjamin Sutherland
- PublisherProfile Books Ltd
- Date of Publication24/11/2011
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEconomist Books
- Weight386 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementMain
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