The acquisition of new weapons systems should consider technology's economic and political impact. But, the focus should not be solely on high-tech weaponry. Technology that reduces logistics costs, maintenance, and replenishment is also important. Quality and quantity both matter.


Jacquelyn Schneider writing in Foreign Affairs, makes the following points:
  • The US needs to increase its weapon stocks.
  • Which could mean the US investing more in high-tech weapon systems.
  • However, the US is in short supply of semiconductors, cobalt, neon, and lithium.
  • More resources are needed for both current weapons and R&D.
  • Technology might reduce the cost of warfare in the long term.


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