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Bigger Bombs for a Brighter Tomorrow - The Strategic Air Command and American War Plans at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, 1945-1950 (Paperback) Loot Price: R869
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Bigger Bombs for a Brighter Tomorrow - The Strategic Air Command and American War Plans at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, 1945-1950 (Paperback)

John M. Curatola

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After World War II, the United States felt secure in its atomic monopoly. With the American ""Pax Atomica"" in place, the free world held an apparent strategic advantage over the Soviet bloc and saw itself as a bulwark against communist expansion. But America's atomic superiority in the early postwar years was more fiction than fact. From 1945 until 1950, the U.S. atomic arsenal was poorly coordinated, equipped and funded. The newly formed Atomic Energy Commission inherited from the Manhattan Engineer District a program suffering from poor organization, failing infrastructure and internal conflict. The military establishment and the Air Force's Strategic Air Command little knew what to do with this new weapon. The Air Force and the AEC failed to coordinate their efforts for a possible atomic air offensive and war plans were ill-conceived, reflecting unrealistic expectations of Air Force capabilities and possible political outcomes. This lack of preparedness serves as a case study in the tenuous nature of American civilian-military relationships.

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Imprint: McFarland & Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2015
Authors: John M. Curatola
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 236
ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-9419-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
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Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
LSN: 0-7864-9419-0
Barcode: 9780786494194

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