RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 2members only

Science, Technology and the Generation of the Military Instrument

Military strength may currently be measured by technological superiority, but the distinction between strategy and novelty is a critical consideration that needs more focused attention

At the root of the West's conventional military dominance lie investment in and the operationalisation of advances in science and technology (S&T). However, with the funding behind this long-held military edge now being scaled back as part of a wider austerity drive, it is ever-more important that governments invest their money wisely and that new technology is operationalised as effectively as possible. John Louth and Justin Bronk draw on interviews with policy-makers,

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Justin Bronk

Research Fellow, Airpower & Technology

Military Sciences

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