In the 40 years that followed the end of World War II, the Western democratic governments and the Eastern Bloc Communist powers were locked in the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union led the way in the development of missile systems designed to play both a defensive role and a potential offensive role, which was parlayed to the public as deterrent against attack by the rival bloc. This book provides a detailed overview of the fixed-launch-site strategic missile systems of the United States, documenting the importance of technological progress during this period for posterity.
|Publication date:||10th September 2005|
|Author:||Mark A. Berhow|
|Publisher:||Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Warfare & defence, History, Architecture,|
Mark A. Berhow has long had an interest in the history of American missile defense systems. He has written or co-written numerous books, including 'Rings of Supersonic Steel: Air Defenses of the United States Army 1950-1979'. Mark has worked at the Fort MacArthur Museum and the Nike missile post in Los Angeles for over 10 years, and now he lives in Peoria, Illinois. Chris Taylor was born in Newcastle, UK, but now lives in London. After attending art college in his home town, he graduated in 1995 from Bournemouth University with a degree in computer graphics. Since then, he has worked ...More About Mark A. Berhow