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Archie to SAM : A Short Operational History of Ground-Based Air Defense

By Kenneth P. Werrell

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Title: Archie to SAM : A Short Operational History of Ground-Based Air Defense  
Author: Kenneth P. Werrell
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, History of America, Military
Collections: Technology, Authors Community, Military Technology, Business Strategy, Military Science, Naval Science, History, Social Sciences, Literature, Language
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Werrell, K. P. (n.d.). Archie to SAM : A Short Operational History of Ground-Based Air Defense. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


Table of Contents
ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE THROUGH WORLD WAR II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 British Antiaircraft Artillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 The V-1 Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 American Antiaircraft Artillery . . . . . . . . . . . 22 German Flak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Allied Countermeasures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Fratricide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 The US Navy in the Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Japanese Antiaircraft Artillery . . . . . . . . . . .53 The Lessons of World War II . . . . . . . . . . .57 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 2 FROM GUNS TO MISSILES, 1945–1965 . . .69 Antiaircraft Returns to Combat: The Korean War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Antiaircraft Missiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 3 AIRMEN VERSUS GUERRILLAS: VIETNAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 French Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 America Enters the War . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 SAMs Join the Fight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 American Air Operations through Linebacker I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Linebacker II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 4 OPERATIONS BETWEEN VIETNAM AND THE PERSIAN GULF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Arab-Israeli Wars:1948, 1956, 1967–1973.147 The 1973 War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Combat since 1973: Bekaa Valley . . . . . . 155 American Air Strikes in the Middle East, 1983–1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Indo–Pakistani War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 The Falkland Islands/Malvinas War, 1982 . 160 Other Actions in the 1980s . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 5 BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE: THE EARLY YEARS TO 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Army Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 The Kennedy Administration . . . . . . . . . . 185 Ballistic Missile Defense: Rebirth . . . . . . . 196 The Strategic Defense Initiative: Star Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197 The Gulf War: Patriot versus Scud . . . . . . .199 The Patriot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Patriot in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 6 GROUND-BASED AIR DEFENSE SINCE 1990: THE GULF, THE BALKANS, AND AFGHANISTAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 War in the Persian Gulf . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 Air Defense since 1991: Iraq, Balkans, and Afghanistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 7 BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE IN THE 1990s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 TMD Hardware: PAC-3, MEADS, Arrow, Naval Developments, and THAAD . . . . . . .239 Navy Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 A New Threat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 George W. Bush and BMD . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 8 SUMMARY, TRENDS, AND CONCLUSIONS . 269 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Trends (Speculations) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275

 

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