Volume 19 Issue 10 • Oct. 1982

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Inside front cover]

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  • More than ever, ATARI home computers are speaking your language [advertisement]

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  • Staff

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  • Contents

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  • List of staff

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  • Stop guessing at accuracy [advertisement]

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  • Calendar

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  • News from washington

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  • Energy report

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  • Forum

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  • Scanning the Institute

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  • Coming in Spectrum

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  • Speakout

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    When my senator manages to win a big defense contract for my state, that contract is denied some other state. This is fine if the quality of the product and the cost of production are better in New York — or even the same as in that other state — but it is bad if New York produces a poor or more costly product. Although a single such instance is apt to do little harm to the enormous U.S. defense p... View full abstract»

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  • "... Diapers, carriage, bottle-warmer, supplemental group life insurence" [advertisement]

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  • Technically speaking

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  • Spectral lines: Behind the issue

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    Months ago, when we began planning this special issue on technology in war and peace, friends and colleagues advised against the undertaking. View full abstract»

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  • Technology in war and peace

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    At about 10 a.m. last May 4, the H.M.S. Sheffield, a British destroyer cruising off the Falkland Islands with 262 sailors aboard, took an Argentine missile amidships and burst into flames. Twenty young men died, and with them died the myth that a big power could emerge unscathed from a head-to-head conflict with a second-rate military power. View full abstract»

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  • War 1: The force multiplier: Advanced technology, and particularly electronics, provides leverage in modern military defense systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):35 - 37
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    Just weeks after the British ran into unexpected technological difficulties in their battle against Argentina for the Falklands [see previous pages], Israel destroyed an estimated 90 Syrian planes and 19 Syrian SAM-7 antiaircraft missile sites with hardly a loss themselves. How was this lopsided victory over advanced Soviet-built equipment accomplished? View full abstract»

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  • War 2: Today's arsenals: The modern army, navy, and air force turn to the technologies that can ensure a battlefield edge: Today's armies: Plodding toward automation

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):38 - 40
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    Tanks have increased army mobility, cannons and missiles have increased firepower, and radio and telephone have increased cohesion, but, in the U.S. Army, the foot soldier still makes up between one quarter and one half of the total fighting strength. And much the same is true for every other major nation's army today. Some experts contend that nuclear weapons, chemical and biological warfare, and... View full abstract»

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  • Major weapons systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):40 - 43
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    Summary form only given. The hardware shown here is discussed in articles he lie pter throughout the issue. Spectrum chose these major systems of the US Army, Navy, and Air Force to give an idea of relative sizes and costs. View full abstract»

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  • Today's navies: Plying a sea of debate

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):43 - 48
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    When the British learned that the Falkland Islands had been overrun by the Argentine military, they did what countries have been doing for ages. They sent a fleet of warships. View full abstract»

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  • Today's air force: The chips are flying

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    Since World War I, when aircraft first flew in combat, military leaders have realized that air superiority can spell the difference between victory and defeat on the ground or at sea. Advancing troop columns can be cut down by strafing aircraft, command posts and other targets can be bombed, and in World War II the most heavily armored battleships were sunk by air attack. The balance between Briti... View full abstract»

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  • War 3: Technology in the military: Command, control, and communications along with countermeasures and intelligence offer some solutions: Strategic C3: A goal unreached

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    Command, control, and communications (C3) are the brains and nervous system of any modern military force. Without central coordination an army breaks down into disconnected, uncoordinated units, each fighting its own battle. View full abstract»

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  • Tactical C3: Survival under duress

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    It is reported that the Israeli minister of defense was able to watch the most recent battle in Lebanon unfurl on his own television monitor (see Aviation Week & Space Technology, June 5, 1982, p. 16). He attributed his country's success against air attack to its military communications system. This case is testimony to the need felt by both major powers and smaller nations like Israel for inc... View full abstract»

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