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The Resource Assured destruction : building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force, David W. Bath

Assured destruction : building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force, David W. Bath

Label
Assured destruction : building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force
Title
Assured destruction
Title remainder
building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force
Statement of responsibility
David W. Bath
Title variation
Building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bath, David W.
Dewey number
358.1/754820973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1312.I2
LC item number
B38 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Transforming war
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • Strategic forces
  • Nuclear weapons
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Intercontinental ballistic missiles
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Strategic forces
  • United States
Label
Assured destruction : building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force, David W. Bath
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1111646448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781682474938
Lccn
2019040952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Assured destruction : building the ballistic missile culture of the U.S. Air Force, David W. Bath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1111646448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781682474938
Lccn
2019040952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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