Richardson describes the application of research to the evolution of weapons. He shows how natural, engineering, information and environmental sciences are thorougyly exploited.
Describes the application of research to the evolution of weapons. It shows how natural, engineering, information and environmental sciences are exploited how even social science is applied to recruitment, battlefield and logistical management, and careful preparation of terroristic acts.
Part 1 Preparation for conflict: from bows and arrows to missiles and aircraft; the real stakes in the space adventure are military; slipping the warrior beneath the sea; the German and Anglo-American race to nuclear armament; Russia and other powers hurry to catch up with the nucleus; optimizing human resources -procurement, training, management. Part 2 Warfare and its management: endologistics - forts, food, feed, fuel and freight; exologistics - how the natural environment conditions battle; communicating, commanding, controlling ... and a little deception; from military aviation's radar to computer notebooks; military medicine saves fighting strength; simulating strategy, operations, tactics. Part 3 Behind the action, and wars to come: who are the scientists working with the military?; what role for the scientist in future wars?.