Secrecy is a two-edged sword
Most often, military technology is kept secret for the same reason that Mycroft Holmes cited when he enlisted his brother Sherlock's help in the little matter of the Bruce-Partington plans. The fictional submarine was so effective that “naval warfare becomes impossible within the radius of a Bruce-Partington's operation.” The security measures that protected the “black” world's most famed projects—the U-2, the original A-12 Blackbird and F-117 aircraft, and the Corona imaging ...
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