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Academic Research: Foster Defends DoD Support in Universities

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Science  24 Nov 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3804, pp. 1032-1034
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3804.1032

Abstract

The United States has evolved a pattern of association between our universities and the Department of Defense. This association has led to major achievements in science and engineering, and has strengthened both national security and the national academic research base. Those who would make sweeping changes in this successfully evolving pattern should consider the whole case, all of the consequences for the country, from the many points of view. The issues must be tested in the larger context of all support to academic research, and the entire range of national groups and goals.