The point of these anecdotes, as we take up our lecture subject is to use them as a peg for the observation that one of the recurrent national mistakes of the United States has been to underestimate the will and capacity of other countries to outperform it in industrial, technological, and scientific fields.
"Naval Command Course: The Influence of Nuclear Weapons on National Strategy and Policy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 20
, Article 5.
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