American Strategic Culture: The Effort and Responsibility of Invention
American strategic culture has been changed by events of the 1960s, from a culture which produced victories to a culture where victory is not even contemplated. The issue of proliferation starts with the American invention of the atomic bomb. The effort of invention took the mobilization and the direction of resources of a great power in time of war. This case study serves as a comparison of the effort of invention to the act of imitation. One reason proliferation is such an important issue in the world today, is the technology is no longer revolutionary. The tacit knowledge of the inherent scientific information is now generally understood by not only the scientists of the world, but by a large number of ordinary people.