Paragraph On Technology In Warfare

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Technology in Warfare Wars have been fought since the beginning of time. The first wars were fought by hand with no tools or weapons, then over time more weapons were created and being used to fight with. In the years since World War 2 technology has been evolving rapidly from new weapons to media involvement in warfare. Technology has changed the face of warfare. And it will keep changing for the foreseeable future as long as new types of technologies emerge in the world. Sir Michael Howard, a war veteran himself, simply answers the question of How much can technology change warfare? by stating “quite a lot.” Those three words speak volumes of the effects technology has in warfare. As Alex Roldan states in his article “War and Technology”, …show more content…
That is the most basic and widely used definition of the word technology, but it can be easily seen how the definition can be changed to making it appropriate for the use of technology in warfare. When people think of technology they think of cell phones, computers, televisions, and other forms of technology that they can physically see and use as part of their everyday lives. When technology and war end up in the same sentence people think guns, tanks, and maybe nuclear weapons as well. People underestimate the fact that whatever someone can think up in their mind and can use technology to bring to life is just another way that technology has made enormous advancements in warfare. The textbook “Peace and Conflict Studies” dedicates less than a full chapter to the role technology and most of the technology it does address is the technology in weapon making. Granted this book is not written solely to explain technology in war but it is written about war and the components of it. To better understand war, however, one must focus on technology in warfare. Technology has become the mastermind behind how wars begin, how they are fought, and how they …show more content…
Soldiers need the technology that is provided to them during warfare, and the bigger the war the more machinery that is needed to be produced quickly. This type of production of technology can cost economies much more money than they have set aside for projects like that. In his article, Marek Thee states three traits of military technology that are of particular importance. They are “a propensity to and keen pursuit of the highest and most sophisticated technology not suitable for civilian production, an inherent capital-intensiveness and operation virtually without regard to production costs, and an addiction to excessive secretiveness.” In summary, Dr. Thee is talking about the fact that in times of great warfare the government and production companies are not shy to spend a bunch of money to build technology that civilians would never be able to use and to keep it a big secret from civilians. It is reasons like these that economic struggles fall on people during times of war. It is another cost that technology in warfare has on

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