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Lexus Bacon GEO 221L 31 January 2018 GPS as a Political Power Word Count: 299 The GPS has provided civilians and militaries with information on exact positioning and movement. However, Irving Lachow, explains that some believe that the more civilians get access to this software the more susceptible they become to terrorist groups and attacks towards the US (Lachow, 126). The original purpose of the GPS was for military use. Now, different countries levy the GPS as a form of political power. For example, David Herszenhorn explains Russia adding restriction on particular system base stations due to the US's refusal to allow other base stations (Herszenhorn). The problem now lies in specific sets of policies to be put in place to balance and monitor both military and civilian needs—Lachow attempts to offer particular solutions, but the complexities of the capitalistic additions of the GPS have complicated the situation exponentially (Lachow, 138). Other types of geospatial technologies further highlight
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