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Inside the Cold War:A Cold Warrior's Reflections

By Chris Adams

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Title: Inside the Cold War:A Cold Warrior's Reflections  
Author: Chris Adams
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Military Science, Cold War
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: History
Historic
Publication Date:
10/10/2012
Publisher: Air University Press
Member Page: Air University Press
Table of Contents
DISCLAIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii ABOUT THE AUTHOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii 1 THE COLD WARRIORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Strategic Flexibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 THE LEADERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 General Curtis E. LeMay (1906–90) . . . . . . 17 Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (1900–86) . . . . 22 3 THE WEAPON SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The Bomber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Tanker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Reconnaissance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 The Intercontinental Ballistic Missile-ICBM . .68 The Cruise Missile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 The Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine SSBN. . 72 SAC Alert Force Operations . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Boomer Patrol Operations . . . . . . . . . . . 88 4 FUN, GAMES, AND SERIOUS BUSINESS . . . .93 Combat Crew Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 SAC Bombing Competition . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Spot Promotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Combat Crew Proficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Operational Readiness Inspections . . . . . . 98 Security Evaluations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Survival School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Anecdotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 General LeMay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Admiral Rickover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 The B-36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 SAC Missiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Nuclear Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Cold War Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 The Cold War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 They Also Served . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 5 BEYOND THE CALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 6 THE SOVIET COLD WARRIOR . . . . . . . . .131 The Conscript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 The Noncommissioned Officer . . . . . . . . . 138 The Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 The Party and Discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 The Soviet Triad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 EPILOGUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

 

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