Ten years ago U.S. defence investment represented almost half of all defence expenditure in the whole alliance. Today it is 75%. This increasing economic gap may also lead to an increasing technology gap which will almost hamper the inter-operability between our forces.
We're competing with everything: the beach the mall bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now caught between two forces the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both.
For much of this decade both Congressional and administration budget projections showed a decline in science and technology accounts of between 20 and 30 percent in real dollars. The real impact to date has been far less severe.
In my column series 'The Main Thing ' I often talk about how Internet technology can improve the way people communicate - both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners.
The Spy Act strikes a right balance between preserving legitimate and benign uses of this technology while still at the same time protecting unwitting consumers from the harm caused when it is misused and of course designed for nefarious purposes.
I love that you can have the language between the two worlds of technology and fashion because I don't think that many designers get to do that.
The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds.
Product management really is the fusion between technology what engineers do - and the business side.
The newest computer can merely compound at speed the oldest problem in the relations between human beings and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem of what to say and how to say it.
As the daughter of a schoolteacher I feel very strongly that the most important thing in school takes place right there in that classroom and the interaction between the teacher and the child.
You can't tell a woman who is called by God to teach that she cannot teach the Word of God... So I think the distinction is that there's a difference between the authority of a pastor and a Bible teacher.
That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
Study how water flows in a valley stream smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains rivers plants and trees - should be your teacher.
I don't really distinguish between sympathy and honesty when I'm writing. The two go together - I'm interested in inhabiting my characters seeing the world through their eyes.
Because I select my players from a feeling that comes to me when I am with them a certain sympathy you might call it or a vibration that exists between us that convinces me they are right.
Badges mean nothing in themselves but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm if that girl has won the same badge it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them.
Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience telling me I've reached their hearts. And when I do the thrill is mine.
The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.
Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy who are as ignorant of each other's habits thoughts and feelings as if they were dwellers in different zones or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
The first condition of success for the League of Nations is therefore a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.
The historical basis for the gap between the black middle class and underclass shows that ending discrimination by itself would not eradicate black poverty and dysfunction. We also need intervention to promulgate a middle-class ethic of success among the poor while expanding opportunities for economic betterment.
The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.