Naval War College Review


At least since medieval expert Lynn White’s controversial argument that the stirrup was responsible for the demise of feudalism, historians have high- lighted the seminal role of technology in social change. Paul Gillespie’s com- pelling, compact history of precision guided munitions (PGMs) is unlikely to raise such an acrimonious debate, but he has provided a valuable contribution to the study of technology and society and, more specifically, to the rapidly growing body of literature concerning the “revolution in military affairs.”