"Knowledge as Power: Science, Military Dominance, and U.S. Security"
Journal Article, International Security, volume 29, issue 1, pages 122-151
Author: Robert Paarlberg, Advisory Board Member, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project; Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project/Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2007–2008
Robert Paarlberg of Wellesley College investigates factors behind the “unparalleled military dominance” of the United States and challenges to it in a post–September 11 world. Chief among these is the overwhelming U.S. lead in science and research and development. Paarlberg cautions that the combination of globalization and restrictions on foreign scientists seeking visas to study or work in the United States since the September 11 terrorist attacks threatens to undercut U.S. scientific leadership and, thus, military hegemony. He closes with a discussion of the dangers of the current situation for homeland security.
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