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Rethinking weapons and strategy

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G. Zorpette ; IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY, USA

The need to back off on weapons modernization and expansion owing to economic limitations is discussed. The importance of a clear strategy for bringing defense spending within realistic limits without damaging US preparedness is argued. Some elements that could be part of such a strategy are examined. The fight to save the B-2 (stealth) bomber is highlighted. The role of technology and the impact of events in Europe are considered.<>

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 11 )