December, 2020

The Problems of Central Planning in Military Technology

  • Abigail Hall

    Associate Professor of Economics at Bellarmine University
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The United States also occupies a critical role in the development and dissemination of military technology. This chapter highlights some of the fundamental problems underlying contemporary scholarship concerned with military provision, paying particular attention to difficulties with the development and implementation of military technology. It examines issues related to military technology, arguing that military activities as a whole are prone to two distinctive but complementary problems. The chapter lays out two fundamental problems with the development and implementation of military technology. A variety of scholars and policymakers have supported such a strategy and the further development and dissemination of military technologies. When discussing the construction and execution of military policy, the literature largely assumes that those involved set aside their own goals and instead work to serve some greater “public interest.”.