Case Studies in Scientific Statecraft Warfare: Joshua's Battle of Jericho
20 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 17, 2013
Statecraft is the use of the intstruments of state power to achieve foreign policy objectives. Often statecraft is divided into six categories: diplomacy, propaganda, economic strategies, subversion, military display and war.
This is the second in series of articles demonstrating the importance of a seventh category, the use of science and the importance of the scientific researcher in effectuating foreign policy. The first article demonstrated the importance of science in the diplomatic achievements of Benjamin Franklin. This article examines the importance of the principles of physics, unenhanced by technology, to achieve the ultimate desired end in warfare -- i.e. complete victory without casualties or loss.
Keywords: Joshua, Jericho, battle, walls, resonance, sonar resonance, mechanical resonance, vibration, sound waves, sound, marching, footsteps, lock-step
JEL Classification: D74, N40, N45, O31, O33, O38
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