14 - Engineering and the Military

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Unformatted text preview: Copyright Gershon Weltman, 2009 Engineering and Society: Engineering and the Military Dr. Gershon Weltman Engineering 183EW, UCLA SEAS Lecture 14 2 Copyright Gershon Weltman, 2009 Military Technology Historical Sticks and stones Spears, swords and arrows Small arms: Muskets, rifles, repeating rifles and machine guns Large arms: Cannons, mortars and artillery Vehicles: Ships, submarines, tanks and aircraft Modern Chemical and biological agents Nuclear bombs Unmanned and autonomous platforms: Ballistic missiles Space satellites Cruise missiles and smart bombs Robotic aircraft and ground vehicles High energy lasers Electromagnetic disrupters 3 Copyright Gershon Weltman, 2009 The Military-Industrial Complex In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex . President Dwight D. Eisenhower Farewell Address to Congress January 17, 1961 4 Copyright Gershon Weltman, 2009 Basic U.S. Military Establishment President Secretary Of Defense Secretary Of State Director Of National Intelligence Director Of Homeland Security National Security Advisor National Security Council Vice President Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Forces Command Assistant Secretaries Defense Agencies SOCOM CINC Army CS Navy CS Marine Corps CS Air Force CS 5 Copyright Gershon Weltman, 2009 Military-Industrial Complex In Government I President Secretary Of Defense Secretary Of State Director Of National Intelligence Director Of Homeland Security National Security Advisor Vice President Robert Gates Texas A&M George Bush Texas Rangers Michel Chertoff Latham & Watkins, LLP Condoleezza Rice Transamerica Corp Hewlett Packard Rand Corporation Chevron Dick Cheney Halliburton, Inc Mike McConnell Booz Allen Hamilton Stephen Hadley Scowcroft Group, Inc 6 Copyright Gershon Weltman, 2009 Military-Industrial Complex In Government II President Secretary Of Defense Secretary Of State Director Of National Intelligence Director Of Homeland Security National Security Advisor Vice President Robert Gates University Barack Obama Government Janet Napolitano Government Hillary Clinton Law Firms Government Joe Biden Government Adm. Dennis Blair US Navy Inst. Defense Analysis Gen. James Jones US Marine Corps 7 Copyright Gershon Weltman, 2009 Department Of Defense Headquarters The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia (across from Washington, DC) 8 Copyright Gershon Weltman, 2009 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Purpose Advanced R&D Transition to Services 5 Biggest Successes* ARPANET Computer Workstation Tactical Missiles Stealth Technology SIMNET Some Current R&D Foci Reconfigurable Networks Future Combat Systems Autonomous Vehicles Cultural Modeling & Training Bio- and Nanotechnology Office of President Defense Department DARPA (~ $3.5 B Budget) DARPA Offices *Transitioning DARPA Technology, Potomac Institute, 2001...
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