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Adjusting to the National Military Establishment

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the U.S. Navy's efforts to adjust to the increased centralization of defense decision-making dictated by the National Security Act of 1947. It argues that the transition for ... More


Slugging It Out on Capitol Hill

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the events leading up to the Navy's presentation to the House Armed Services Committee in the fall of 1949 on national military strategy and the importance of strengthening ... More


User Innovation and System Management: Aviation Mission Planning Software

Jon R. Lindsay

in Information Technology and Military Power: Information Technology and Military Power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749568
eISBN:
9781501749582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749568.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter investigates the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC), the analogue to the Fighter Command Ops Room in the modern U.S. Air Force. The air force formally designates the CAOC as a weapon ... More


Developing the State-of-the-Art Space Suit

Bill Ayrey

in Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What is the definition of a space suit? This chapter explains and chronicles the development of the model XMC2-ILC pressure suit for the early U.S. Air Force high-altitude aircraft.


School of Hard Knocks

Bill Ayrey

in Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The story of the ILC Industries space suit has its roots in the early 1950s, when a small group of “hard-knockers,” as they would call themselves, began developing pressure suits to protect humans in ... More


The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Charles W. Eagles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles
Subject:
History, African-American History

When James Meredith enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi in 1962, the resulting riots produced more casualties than any other clash of the civil rights era. ... More


Images of nuclear war in US government films from the early Cold War

Lars Nowak

in Understanding the Imaginary War: Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict, 1945-90

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994402
eISBN:
9781526115126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994402.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

This essay investigates cinema’s contribution to the public imaginations of a global nuclear war in the United States, focusing on U.S. government films from the first two decades of the Cold War ... More


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