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Secrets or Shields to Share? New Dilemmas for Dual Use Technology Development and the Quest for Military and Commercial Advantage in the Digital Age

January 01, 2003

According to the author, in the digital age, the best way to pursue security by developing dual-use technology is not to shield information about the technology, but to share it. To do otherwise risks not only the prospect that U.S.-based firms will be unable to sustain and assume positions of technological and commercial leadership in these sectors, but also that the United States and its allies will be rendered less secure.