The Cold War Defense of the United States

Strategy, Weapon Systems and Operations

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About the Book

During the Cold War the U.S., as part of its defense strategy against the Soviet Union, was forced to establish means of massive long-range attacks in response to Soviet advancements in weaponry. These defenses detected and tracked manned bomber aircraft, hostile submarines and missiles launched from the other side of the world. This book shows how these defenses evolved from fledgling stop-gap measures into a complex fabric of interconnected combinations of high-tech equipment over 40 years. Maps illustrate the extent of the geographic coverage required for these warning and response systems and charts display the time frames and vast numbers of both people and equipment that made up these forces.

About the Author(s)

Retired engineer John E Bronson lives in Keizer, Oregon.

Bibliographic Details

John E Bronson
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 100 photos, maps, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7720-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3581-1
Imprint: McFarland