The Armed Forces: Instrument of Peace, Strength, Development and Prosperity

Author: Joseph Babatunde Fagoyinbo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477226478

Category: History

Page: 505

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Across the ages, technological developments have been accelerated by the military. This results from the fact that able-bodied vibrant youths are generally involved and are also exposed to high-tech training prevailing at their times for assignments (defence and security) that are essential but not desired. They form the Armed Forces for the nations. Such brilliant military officers like Caesar and Napoleon made their marks; and, in contemporary times, the Armed Forces of United States, France, Britain, Australia, etc are making remarkable contributions to technological developments. Such infrastructure as the Internet, the GPS and the cell phones are products that have significant military contributions. This book scans across the major regions of the world, highlights the efforts of representative countries in the regions and observes that nations that have harnessed the efforts of their Armed Forces have progressively developed. It is also observed that developments in America and Europe, though not entirely dependent on their Armed Forces, have been greatly affected by their efforts. In Asia, such countries as the People's Republic of China, Brazil, India, Pakistan and Singapore utilise the human and material resources within the Armed Forces for national growth and cohesion. Development effort is least in the African Region, except South Africa and Egypt; notwithstanding the high potentials as exhibited by Nigeria's Armed Forces. Although attempts to industrialise through the Armed Forces may be able to create economic development for developing nations, such factors as historical background, economic resources, political climate, government policies and infrastructure are equally important. Economic development programme of an aspiring country should: i. promote education and access to knowledge ii. aspire to economic self-sufficiency in economic power iii. allow and promote private sector and foreign participation in defence production, research and development iv. commit itself to the establishment and support of defence industries v. indigenise defence programmes, establish a balance between military and economic development and vi. mobilise the nation's economy through technology partnership with the private sector and foreign investors.

The Pearson CSAT Manual 2011

Author: Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131758304


Page: 2150

View: 1233

Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2009

Author: Edgar Thorpe,Showick Thorpe

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131723005


Page: 944

View: 8687

An Updated and Revised Edition of the Most Popular General Knowledge Manual. FEATURES * Up-to-date, comprehensive and all purpose in approach * Includes a set of multiple-choice questions at the end of each section to test your understanding * Based on current trends in various examinations * National and international current affairs included

Starting Out with Visual Basic 2010

Author: Tony Gaddis,Kip R. Irvine

Publisher: N.A


Category: BASIC (Computer program language)

Page: 857

View: 1222

For undergraduate students in business, MIS, CIS, IT and other computing departments at 2 and 4 year schools learning Visual Basic for the first time. In Starting Out with Visual Basic 2010, Tony Gaddis and Kip Irvine take a step-by-step approach, helping students understand the logic behind developing quality programs while introducing the Visual Basic 2010 language. Fully-updated throughout, the 2010 edition also includes an extensive set of all-new VideoNotes, including walk-throughs of many of the in-chapter tutorials

Pearson's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 190

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