Chapter 3. The New Battlespace

 

“Military applications of molecular manufacturing have even greater potential than nuclear weapons to radically change the balance of power.”

 
 --Admiral David Jeremiah

The Changing Face of War

America possesses the strongest military in the world. In terms of manpower, equipment, training, and capabilities, its armed forces have distinguished America as perhaps the only remaining superpower. This military might has been crucial to America’s prosperity—the possession of great wealth requires the capability to defend it. It has also been pivotal to the geopolitical stability of the world. After the invention of nuclear weapons in 1945 and the Cold War that followed it, America, Russia, and the other nuclear powers developed ...

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