Who coined the phrase critical infrastructure?

Our reference library partner American Heritage Dictionary stated:

"USAGE NOTE The term infrastructure has been used since 1927 to refer collectively to the roads, bridges, rail lines, and similar public works that are required for an industrial economy, or a portion of it, to function. The term also has had specific application to the permanent military installations necessary for the defense of a country. Perhaps because of the word's technical sound, people now use infrastructure to refer to any substructure or underlying system"

Wikipedia claimed its origin in 1927 came from the military because they recognized the need for better infrastructures in the US so the Military could easily move troops, support troops and improve their ability to defend the nation. It was used more when Roosevelt and Eisenhower explained the country needed freeways similar to the autobahn in Germany. Then in the 1980s it was used more and the word critical was added to emphasize the need for improved infrastructures in the cities of the nation.



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