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"All the Missiles Work": Technological Dislocations and Military Innovation : A Case Study in US Air Force Air-to-Air Armament, Post-World War II Through Operation Rolling Thunder

@inproceedings{Fino2012AllTM,
  title={"All the Missiles Work": Technological Dislocations and Military Innovation : A Case Study in US Air Force Air-to-Air Armament, Post-World War II Through Operation Rolling Thunder},
  author={Steven A. Fino},
  year={2012}
}
  • Steven A. Fino
  • Published 2012
  • Engineering
  • Abstract : History reveals a Janus-faced, nearly schizophrenic military attitude towards technological innovation. Some technologies are stymied by bureaucratic skepticism; others are exuberantly embraced by the organization. The opposing perceptions of technological skepticism and technological exuberance that characterize military history mirror the different interpretations of technologys role in society. Thomas Hughes theory of technological momentum attempted to reconcile two of the… CONTINUE READING
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