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Title Assured destruction : building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force / David W. Bath.
Author Bath, David W., 1966- author.
Publication Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020]
Description 1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Series Transforming war
Transforming war.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction and Historiography -- The Atomic Bomb -- Creating a Working Missile -- Race to the Finish -- Making the Missile Operational -- An International Crisis Foments Change -- Freefall.
Summary "Assured Destruction: Building the Ballistic Missile Culture of the U.S. Air Force documents the rapid development of nuclear ballistic missiles in the United States and their equally swift demise after the Cuban Missile Crisis, revealing how these drastic changes negatively influenced both the Air Force and the missile community. The book contends that the creation of nuclear ballistic missiles threatened both the dominance of the United States during an intensifying Cold War and the strategic airpower mission of the newly created Air Force. The response to these threats led to political infighting and interservice squabbles to control the new weapon before the Soviets could build their own version and annihilate the United States. This highly politicized and hurried process prevented the successful long-term operational integration of ballistic missiles into the U.S. Air Force."-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject United States. Air Force -- Weapons systems -- History.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles -- United States -- History.
Intercontinental ballistic missiles -- United States -- Historiography.
Strategic forces -- United States -- History.
Nuclear weapons -- United States -- History.
United States. Air Force. (OCoLC)fst00538280
Armed Forces -- Weapons systems. (OCoLC)fst01351920
Intercontinental ballistic missiles. (OCoLC)fst00976058
Nuclear weapons. (OCoLC)fst01040971
Strategic forces. (OCoLC)fst01134356
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Alt Title Building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force
Related To Print version: Bath, David W., 1966- Assured destruction Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2020] 9781682474938 (DLC) 2019040952
ISBN 9781682475133 (epub)

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