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The Atlas, Thor, and Jupiter Missiles, 1954–1959

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Atlas, Thor, and Jupiter missiles. The Atlas, Thor, and Jupiter missiles were all important in the development of launch vehicle technology. All brought ... More


Understanding the Product: North Korea’s Military Capabilities

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

in North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175881
eISBN:
9780813175898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175881.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

North Korea’s nuclear weaponization program and its ballistic missile programs have developed compelling capabilities that can potentially threaten all the Middle East, Africa, and Europe when ... More


National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity: A Poststructural Critique

Natalie Bormann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074707
eISBN:
9781781701331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why adopt a poststructural perspective when reading about the military strategy of national missile defence (NMD)? Certainly, when considering how best to defend the United States against attack by ... More


NMD1: issues and debates

Natalie Bormann

in National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity: A Poststructural Critique

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074707
eISBN:
9781781701331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter criticises the predominant issues on the modern missile defence debate, emphasising the tensions on feasibility, costs, and the question of arms control and non-proliferation. It tries ... More


Emerging Technologies

in In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700634
eISBN:
9780804775007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700634.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines emerging technologies that Japan has developed from its long experience with rockets and satellites, discussing the progress of Japan's efforts to develop the H-IIB, Galaxy ... More


Polaris and Minuteman: The Solid-Propellant Breakthrough, 1955–1970

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Polaris and Minuteman missiles. By the time Polaris got under way in 1956 and Minuteman in 1958, solid-propellant rocketry had already made tremendous ... More


Launch Vehicles

in In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700634
eISBN:
9780804775007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700634.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the progression of Japan's ballistic missile-centric capabilities through an examination of the space launch vehicles (SLVs) in the country's official space program over the ... More


North Korea and Military Proliferation to Iran: Pyongyang’s Most Important Customer

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

in North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175881
eISBN:
9780813175898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175881.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Evidence of Pyongyang’s arms sales to Iran begins with the evidence that North Korea has been proliferating conventional and unconventional weapons to Iran since the early 1980s. Since that time, ... More


Revisiting missile defence

Natalie Bormann

in National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity: A Poststructural Critique

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074707
eISBN:
9781781701331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter serves as an account of what missile defence is. It shows how the missile defence system is located within the overall US thinking of security and observes that missile defence has ... More


NMD and foreign policy discourse

Natalie Bormann

in National Missile Defence and the Politics of US Identity: A Poststructural Critique

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074707
eISBN:
9781781701331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074707.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews some of the key arguments that are in favour of NMD, and considers some of the lasting assumptions about the character of security and threat, as well as the concept of policy ... More


The Titan I and II, 1955–1966

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the development of the Titan I and Titan II missiles. Titan I began essentially as insurance for Atlas in case the earlier missile's technology proved unworkable. Accordingly, ... More


Calculating Times:: Radar, Ballistic Missiles, and Einstein’s Relativity

Benjamin Wilson and David Kaiser

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Einstein’s general theory of relativity, physicists’ reigning explanation for gravity, might seem to stand apart from the commotion of Cold War politics. Yet one of the most sensitive tests of the ... More


US Missile Testing and the Creation of a Pacific Slum: The Kwajalein Missile Range and the Island of Ebeye

Martha Smith-Norris

in Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847623
eISBN:
9780824869014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847623.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Chapter Four analyses the origins and implications of the US decision to create and maintain a large missile testing range on Kwajalein Atoll. It provides context to explain why the United States ... More


North Korea and Syria: A Long and Ongoing History of Military Trade

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.

in North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175881
eISBN:
9780813175898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175881.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

North Korea has been proliferating chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, conventional arms, advisers, trainers, engineers, and technicians for a variety of projects to Syria for many years. While, in ... More


The Imbalance of Power, 1953–1965

Gareth Porter

in Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the asymmetry in the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1953–1965, and the perceptions of that power relationship on the part of Dwight ... More


From Eaton Canyon to the Sergeant Missile: Solid-Propellant Rocket Developments, 1940–1962

J. D. Hunley

in Preludes to U.S. Space-Launch Vehicle Technology: Goddard Rockets to Minuteman III

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031774
eISBN:
9780813038551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031774.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on developments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after World War II. Until the mid-1950s, the main efforts in the evolution of large surface-to-surface missiles in the United ... More


Rehearsing for war

Ken Young

in The American Bomb in Britain: Us Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719086755
eISBN:
9781526115300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Having achieved the basics of what was referred to as a ‘force-in-being’ on the British bases, this chapter explains how SAC units underwent an intensive process of training to establish their ... More


A new NATO

Kjell M. Torbiörn

in Destination Europe: The Political and Economic Growth of a Continent

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065729
eISBN:
9781781700488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065729.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The disappearance of the Soviet Union and the end of its hold over Central and Eastern Europe posed the question of the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). What continued purpose ... More


Getting Into Orbit

James Clay Moltz

in Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159128
eISBN:
9780231528177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the development of the technologies required for spaceflight. Getting into space involves understanding the basic physics of propulsion and mastering a specific type of ... More


Innovative Leadership: Arleigh A. Burke

David Alan Rosenberg and Harry S. Laver

in The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174723
eISBN:
9780813174778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174723.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Over the course of his career, Adm. Arleigh Burke developed the qualities and attributes of a leader of technologically innovative leadership. An examination of his professional life reveals three ... More


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