... although mention of each major system is included in the air defense and ballistic missile and space defense chronologies ( Appendices A and B , Volume II , “ History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense , 1956–1972 ' ) .
U.S. Army Center of Military History, History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense: Volume II 1956–1972 (U.S. Army, 2009), 212–213. 21. McGeorge Bundy, “To Cap the Volcano,” Foreign Affairs 48, no. 1 (October 1969): 1–20. 22.
Author: Thomas Karako
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
This study explains how the current U.S. missile defense system works, as well as current and potential plans to modernize the system, and the authors offer recommendations for future evolution of the system.
History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense. Volume II: 1956– 1972 (Washington, D.C.: Center for Military History, 2009), 35. 47. FRUS (1955–1957, vol. 19) document number 67. 48. FRUS (1955–1957 National Security Policy, vol ...
Author: Gates Brown
Through a reliance on nuclear weapons, President Eisenhower hoped to provide a defense strategy that would allow the U.S. to maintain its security requirements without creating an economic burden. This defense strategy, known as the New Look, benefited the U.S. Air Force with its focus on strategic nuclear weapons. The U.S. also required European missile bases to deploy their intermediate range ballistic missiles, while efforts continued to develop U.S.- based intercontinental ballistic missiles. Deploying such missiles to Europe required balancing regional European concerns with U.S. domestic security priorities. In the wake of the Soviet Sputnik launch in 1957, the U.S. began to fear Soviet missile capabilities. Using European missile bases would mitigate this domestic security issue, but convincing NATO allies to base the missiles in their countries raised issues of sovereignty and weapons control and ran the risk of creating divisions in the NATO alliance.
Soviet Jet Fighter Production Shows Sharp Decline , ” Air Intelligence Digest , April 1959 . “ Soviet Low - Level Air Defense ... “ Soviet Civil 364 History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense , Volume II : 1956-1972.
Category: Air defenses
From the book's Foreword: In the early 1970s, the U.S. Army Center of Military History contracted with BDM Corporation for a history of U.S. efforts to counter Soviet air and missile threats during the Cold War. The resulting two-volume History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense covers the years 1945-1972 when the strategic arms competition between the United States and the Soviet Union was at its height. The study was first published for limited distribution in 1975 and recently declassified with minimal redaction. These volumes address the passive and active defense strategies, technologies, and techniques adopted by both U.S. and Soviet defense planners. Much of their actions centered around three common questions: How might we be attacked? How shall we defend our country? What can technology do to solve the basic problems of defending against this new intercontinental threat?
U.S. Department of Defense . History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense Volume II 1956–1972. Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, May 2011. http://www.history. army.mil/html/books/bmd/BMDV2.pdf. ———.
Author: Bilyana Lilly
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
This book offers in-depth analysis of the reasons behind Russia’s policy toward the construction of a U.S ballistic missile defense system in Europe. It examines Russia’s policymaking dynamics and argues that, contrary to Moscow’s official claims, Russia’s objections are based on a combination of security concerns and political calculations.
CONAD Operational Employment Concept for the Nike X Terminal Ballistic Missile Defense System , " Headquarters CONAD ... Defensive Missile System ( Trends ) 358 History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense , Volume II : 1956-1972.
Development of the Bomarc Missile,” Airpower History (Winter 1998): 44–59. ... Officeof Air ForceHistory, 1991); Richard M.Leighton, Strategy, Money, New Look, andthe 1953– 1956: History ofthe Office of the Secretaryof Defense, Vol.
Author: C. Bright
Thousands of nuclear antiaircraft arms were designed, tested and deployed in the United States during Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency. These Army "Nike-Hercules" missiles, Air Force "Genie" rockets, and "BOMARC" and "Falcon" missiles were meant to counter a raid by attacking Soviet bombers. U.S. policy makers believed that the American weapons could safely compensate for technological limitations which otherwise made it difficult to destroy high flying, fast moving airplanes. Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era traces this armament from conception through deployment. Bright recounts official actions, doctrinal decisions, and public policies. It also discusses the widespread acceptance of these weapons by the American public, a result of being touted in news releases, featured in films and television episodes, and disseminated throughout society as a whole.
“History of Research in Space Biology and Biodynamics.” 1958. Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. “History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense, Volume II, 1956–1972.” http://www.history.army.mil/html/books/bmd/BMDV2.pdf ...
Author: Amy Shira Teitel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
NASA's history is a familiar story, one that typically peaks with Neil Armstrong taking his small step on the Moon in 1969. But America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. In the 1930s, rockets were all the rage in Germany, the focus both of scientists hoping to fly into space and of the German armed forces, looking to circumvent the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles. One of the key figures in this period was Wernher von Braun, an engineer who designed the rockets that became the devastating V-2. As the war came to its chaotic conclusion, von Braun escaped from the ruins of Nazi Germany, and was taken to America where he began developing missiles for the US Army. Meanwhile, the US Air Force was looking ahead to a time when men would fly in space, and test pilots like Neil Armstrong were flying cutting-edge, rocket-powered aircraft in the thin upper atmosphere. Breaking the Chains of Gravity tells the story of America's nascent space program, its scientific advances, its personalities and the rivalries it caused between the various arms of the US military. At this point getting a man in space became a national imperative, leading to the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA.
Stanford U. , 1969 ; MA , San Francisco State U. , 1972 : postgrad . , U. Calif . , San Francisco and Berkeley , 1974-75 . ... Ballistic Missile Defense Orgn . , Washington , 1991-93 ; technical adviser to spl . asst . for theater air ...