How are jets, transistors, computers, internet, GPS alike?
"What do jet engines, computers, transistors, the internet, and the Global Positioning System (GPS) have in common? They all owe their existence to early stage investment by the U.S. government."
source: Eric Vermeiren, "Shoot for the Stars," Clean Currents
June 15, 2012
Attributing these to the government is a good argument for government investment. Attributing them to the military is a good argument for acknowledging the special expertise of the military in identifying risk and taking appropriate action.
Both are good!