U. S. Strategic Nuclear Forces : Background, Developments, And Issues

Author: Amy F. Woolf
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: developments, issues, background, forces, nuclear, strategic
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437920438
ISBN-13: 9781437920437

Book Description:

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Background: The Strategic Triad: Force Structure and Size During the Cold War; Force Structure and Size After the Cold War; Future Force Structure and Size; (3) Strategic Nuclear Delivery Vehicles: Ongoing Plans and Programs: (a) Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles: Peacekeeper; Minuteman III; Minuteman Modernization Programs; Future Programs; (b) Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles: The SSGN Program; The Backfit Program; Basing Changes; Warhead Issues; Modernization Plans and Programs; Future Programs; (c) Bombers: B-1 Bomber; B-2 Bomber; B-52 Bomber; Future Bomber Plans; (4) Issues for Congress: Force Size; Force Structure; Safety, Security, and Management Issues. Illustrations.

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