Some Implications of New Communications Technologies for National Security in the 1970s

by Leland Johnson

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An overview of technological development in communications, with emphasis on the potential contribution of communication satellites to national security. Satellite systems can be used for necessary communication in international crises and for command and control in wartime. Broader implications discussed relate to open and closed societies, centralization and decentralization of decisionmaking functions, and the process of bargaining and negotiation.

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