Laboratory publishes national security book

May. 30, 2014

Lawrence Livermore has published its first electronic book, or e-book, entited, "Strategic Latency and World Power: How Technology is Changing Our Concepts of Security." (Download Image)

Laboratory publishes national security book

Stephen Wampler, wampler1@llnl.gov, 925-423-3107

LLNL has published its first electronic book, or e-book.

The 139-page book, "Strategic Latency and World Power: How Technology is Changing Our Concepts of Security," has been published by the Lab through its Center for Global Security Research (CGSR).

Book editors are Zachary Davis, a senior fellow at CGSR; Ron Lehman, a former CGSR director and an adviser to the director; and Michael Nacht, a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a former assistant secretary of defense.

"Our aim in writing the book was to discuss the implications of emerging technologies for the national security arena," Davis said, noting the book focuses on three technologies -- additive manufacturing, lasers and robotics.

An East Coast rollout, slated for June 10, will be held at The Atlantic Council headquarters in Washington, D.C. The book was prepared after discussions with several members of the National Intelligence Council.

Lab employees who want to read the book can download it on the Web.