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History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Volume V: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1953-1954 - Air Defense, Manpower, Atoms for Peace, Korea, Indochina, Taiwan, Western Europe
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 215,120. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Volume V describes JCS activities during the first two years of the Eisenhower administration. It traces the role of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the formulation of the basic national security policies of those years, in force planning and strategy development, and in the nascent area of arms control.
History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Volume I: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Policy 1945 -1947 - Atomic Age Problems, Postwar Bases, Western Hemisphere Defense, China Standoff
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,500. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Established during World War II to advise the President regarding the strategic direction of armed forces of the United States, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) continued in existence after the war and, as military advisers and planners, have played a significant role in the development of national policy.
The Development of the Base Force 1989 - 1992, Work of General Colin Powell, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Changes in Strategic Thinking
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,180. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Since the late 1940s the United States had based its national military strategy on the necessity of deterring and, if deterrence failed, successfully fighting a global war against the Soviet Union. In 1987 Joint Staff strategists began to examine some of the planning assumptions supporting this strategy.
Selected Works of General John Vessey, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Soviet Union, Reagan Era, Cold War, Lebanon Bombing, Nuclear Modernization, Grenada, SDI, Peacekeeper Missile
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,330. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book presents material drawn from the public record of General John W. Vessey's service—22 June 1982 through 30 September 1985—as the Tenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Arranged in chronological order, the material is drawn from his speeches, Congressional testimony, published articles, selected correspondence and interviews.
Will the Bomber Always Get Through? The Air Force and its Reliance on Technology - Norden Bombsight Development, Nuclear Weapons, Vietnam, Success of Stealth, The Future
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,330. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study analyses the inherent dangers of relying too heavily, or solely, on one panacea technology to prosecute war strategy at the expense of other, essential capabilities.
Mind-Sets and Missiles: A First Hand Account of the Cuban Missile Crisis - Detailed Chronology of Intelligence Failures and Successes, President Kennedy and the Soviet Missiles in Cuba
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,140. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This unique book provides a detailed chronology and analysis of the intelligence failures and successes of the Cuban Missile Crisis. The author, Mr. Kenneth Absher, contends that, when our national security is at stake, the United States should not hesitate to undertake risky intelligence collection operations, including espionage, to penetrate our adversary's deceptions.
To Defend and Deter: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Missile Program - Encyclopedic Coverage of Nike, ABM, ICBM, Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, IRBM History with Comprehensive Details
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 171,160. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This massive ebook provides encyclopedic coverage of the missile programs of the United States during the Cold War era, with extraordinary details about the headline programs of Nike Ajax, Nike Hercules, ABM, Safeguard, BOMARC, ICBM, Atlas, Titan I and II, Minuteman I, II and III, Jupiter, Thor, and Snark.
The Missile Plains: Frontline of America's Cold War - Historic Study, Minuteman Missile Site, South Dakota, plus the History of Ellsworth AFB and 28th Bomb Wing - Missiles and the Missileers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a comprehensive and unique history of the Minuteman ICBM program and related Cold War issues, focusing on missile silos in South Dakota.
History of the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) - Nuclear Weapons, Cold War Strategy, Service Rivalries, Arms Control
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,840. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This unclassified history is of the US Strategic Command that was established on June 1, 1992, and disestablished on October 1, 2002.
2013 Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (for Fiscal Year 2014) - Nuclear Test Readiness, Warheads, Nuclear Security, Workforce, Engineering
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,640. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report provides the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Fiscal Year 2014 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan. This plan continues the Administration's commitment to maintain a safe, secure, and effective deterrent without new underground nuclear testing.
Protecting America: Cold War Defensive Sites - Concise History of the Cold War and U.S. Military Sites, Extensive Bibliography and Source Information - Nuclear Weapons, Missiles
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,910. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The historic contexts section of this study is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the origins and evolution of the Cold War from World War II until the death of Josef Stalin in 1953.
The Development of Ballistic Missiles in the United States Air Force 1945-1960 - Atomic Missiles, Project MX-774, Thor, ICBM Squadrons, Atlas and Titan, IRBM, Pilotless Aircraft
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,420. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This volume attempts to correct the imbalance by telling the story of the development of Air Force ballistic missiles. It concentrates on the first generation of ballistic missiles: the intercontinental Atlas and Titan, and the intermediate range Thor.
The Evolution of U.S. Strategic Command and Control and Warning, 1945-1972 - Cold War Nuclear Issues, Soviet Threat, Ballistic Missiles, Custody of Atomic Bombs, Command Posts, DEW, BMEWS
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 130,860. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report is a fascinating, candid, and comprehensive review of the controversies and complex issues facing U.S. military and civilian leaders in the Cold War era, from decisions about the custody and control of atomic bombs to the arcane world of MAD, DEFCON, BMEWS, and strategic command and control systems.
Rearming for the Cold War 1945-1960 - History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense - Nuclear Weapons, Missiles and Rockets, Nuclear Navy, Air Force Bombers, Atomic Army
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 326,440. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume is a history of the acquisition of major weapon systems by the United States armed forces from 1945 to 1960, the decade and a half that spanned the Truman and Eisenhower administrations following World War II.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team Management, CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 169,550. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team Management - This regulation instruction prescribes policies, procedures, and responsibilities governing the employment of National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction - Civil Support Teams (WMD-CSTs) in support of the National Guard homeland security, homeland defense, contingency operations, special events, incident of national significance.
Fighting a Nuclear-Armed Regional Opponent: Is Victory Possible? Earth Penetration Warheads, EMP, High-Altitude Nuclear Detonation (HAND), Nuclear Weapons Effects, Nuclear Proliferation
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,290. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
In order to sustain the current international system organized around American-led alliances, the United States may need to be able to confront challenges posed by revisionist powers armed with nuclear weapons.
Military Cyber Attacks and America's Vulnerable Nuclear Weapons and Defenses: DoD Task Force Report on Resilient Military Systems and the Advanced Cyber Threat
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 37,800. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a vital 2013 report from the U.S. Defense Department warning of serious cyber threats to the military, including the critical nuclear weapons infrastructure. The report addresses the risk of catastrophic cyber attacks and discusses the need for offensive operations.
Battlefield of the Cold War - The Nevada Test Site, Volume I, Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing 1951 -1963, Fallout and Radiation Concerns, From Moratorium to Test Ban Treaty, Hydrogen Bomb Tests
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,920. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a comprehensive history of an important chapter in the history of the Cold War, American atmospheric atomic tests at the Nevada Test Site and elsewhere, providing unique insight into the successes, failures, and controversies of the program.
Atomic Shield: A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) - Volume II, 1947-1952 - Terrible Responsibility, Call to Arms, Nuclear Arsenal, Quest for the Super (Hydrogen Bomb)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 326,050. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Atomic Shield, the second volume in a historical series, begins in January, 1947, when the Commission assumed responsibility for the nation's atomic energy program; it ends with the detonation of the first thermonuclear device and the Presidential election in November, 1952.
The New World: A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) - Volume 1, 1939 to 1946 - The Race for the Atomic Bomb, Uranium 235, Plutonium, Controlling the Bomb after World War II
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 359,160. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the highly regarded official history of the birth of the atomic age and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The foreword states: No other development in our lifetime has been fraught with such consequences for good or evil as has atomic fission.