• Development Of The Submarine
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    Development of the Submarine Throughout history, navies have made significant impacts in the technological development of human kind. These impacts range from improvements in metal technologies made while perfecting the cannon to the advent of cybernetics, which allowed more precise targeting of weaponry. One of the more sophisticated developments in naval history has been the invention of the submarine. The submarine was born in 1620 as a leather-covered rowboat built by CorneliusDrebbel. After...
  • Nuclear Weapons And The Abm Debate
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    Nuclear Weapons and the ABM Debate At the beginning of our time on this earth, mankind was learning to stand up. Upon walking a good many steps on this world, mankind moved across the lands living off of its fruit and meat. Then we decided to stop moving and mankind developed cultivation skills to better serve us. Since then mankind has grown by leaps and bounds over the kingdoms and empires of old. Growth was spurred by conquest. It was almost as if man was born to kill or be killed. Although ...
  • Crisis Missile Soviet Cuba
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    The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 presents an integrated, comprehensive record of U. S. decision making during the most dangerous U. S. -Soviet confrontation in the nuclear era. Some 3, 400 unique records relevant to the crisis, total ling approximately 17, 500 pages, are reproduced in the microfiche. Much of the documentation focuses on U. S. decision making during what Robert Kennedy called the 'Thirteen Days' of the missile crisis-from McGeorge Bundy's October 16, 1962 briefing of President Ken...
  • The Cold War Nuclear Weapons Of The 1980s
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    THE COLD WAR NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF THE 1980'S The pope quickly organized a meeting to prepare the world for a weapon that would destroy all life on earth. 'Pope Innocent II organized the conference in 11391' because of a crossbow. Approximately 800 years from this conference, the Cold War has begun. The potential of mass destruction could occur at any moment. More efforts for mining and technology went toward constructing nuclear weapons. Missiles, such as, the Tomahawk (R) Cruise Missile and the ...
  • United States Missile Defense Nuclear
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    National Missile Defense (NMD) is once again a growing concern in America. There have been many new developments since the post-Cold War elimination of nuclear warfare. This diminishing of arms however, is a very fine line. The United States cannot afford to have less capability then the rest of the world, but it does want to encourage unilateral non-proliferation of nuclear arms. In addition, there is a new awareness of rogue nations that are completely unpredictable. Since the post-Cold War t...
  • Usa Vs Russia Missile Defense
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    National Missile Defense: USA Vs. Russia For the past several years, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and most congressional Republicans have wanted to set up a national missile defense system, designed to defend the United States against a small number of long-range missiles. The Clinton administration maintained that there was no current or potential missile threat to the United States that would justify the deployment of such a defense. At the same time the administration has pursued its '3+3' pl...
  • National Missile Defense System States Ballistic
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    "Star Wars" was an idea for the future. It was an idea that was set into motion by Ronald Regan and at the time seemed almost like impossibility. That future is now. Now what seemed impossible is possible with today's technology and the technology to come in the upcoming years. George W. Bush is quickly picking up with where Ronald Regan left off. There is a plan in affect for a Missile Defense System. This system, known to us as The National Missile Defense System (NMD) will be capable of shoo...
  • A Look At National Missile Defense
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    In the late 1950 s, due to the former Soviet Union successfully launching a satellite into space with the help of a multi-stage missile, the United States then began to address the idea of missile defenses. Soon, both offensive and defensive long-range ballistic missile development would be placed on our government's agenda. The objective was simple, to develop a system that could track down any missiles launched at the United States, and eliminate them before they reached their designated targe...
  • Cuban Missile Cuba Soviet Crisis
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    Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis was a major confrontation between the United States and Russia over Soviet-supplied missile installations in Cuba. The background to the crisis was Russia's military strength in Europe. At any time Russia would be able to take over Europe through the use of a surprise attack. The US, however, made an attack of this kind very difficult due to its development of the U 2 reconnaissance plane which would give an indication of a Russian intention to attac...
  • Nuclear Proliferation United States
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    Andrew Jackson's farewell address to the nation, he stated, "We shall more certainly preserve peace when it is well understood that we are prepared for war," (Political Quotations #3719). The United States has always throughout history been a major military power from the use of abnormal tactics during the Revolutionary War (1776) to the use of its technology and advanced weapons in the Persian Gulf War (1991). After World War II and the Cold War Era, the United States has been able to defend it...
  • United States Nmd Missile Defense
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    Should the U. S. build a National Missile Defense System?" What if free people could live secure in the knowledge that their security didn't depend upon the threat of instant U. S. retaliation to deter an enemy attack?" Ronald Reagan; 1983 In his speech of March 23, 1983, President Reagan presented his vision of a future where a Nation's security did not rest upon the threat of nuclear retaliation, but on the ability to protect and defend against such attacks. The Strategic Defense Initiative (S...
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis 2
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    The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 is the closest the world has ever come to nuclear war. The Soviets had installed nuclear missile silos in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States. U. S. armed forces were put at their highest state of readiness. Soviet field commanders in Cuba were authorized to use nuclear weapons if invaded by the U. S. The fate of millions literally hinged on the ability of two men, John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev,...
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Cuba America Nuclear
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    Outline Title the Cuban missile crisis Thesis statement the Cuban missile crisis almost brought another war to America and a nuclear war between the United States and the U. S. S. R Introduction Problem how did the Cuban missile crisis affect American and why did it start Body ->What was Kennedy's reaction to the u-2 surveillance of Cuba ->How did Kennedy stop the USSR from building and completing the missile base in Cuba -> What was the over all price the United States had to pay because of the...
  • National Missile Defense United States
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    Recently, President Clinton signed into law the National Missile Defense Act of 1999. What is a national missile defense (NMD) A NMD is in theory a technological shield that could destroy all incoming missiles (Cirincione and Von Hippel 1). A NMD would most likely employ ground-based missiles that would intercept and destroy incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). ICBMs are missiles that are capable of hitting targets thousands of miles away from their launch site. The National Miss...
  • Documentary The Cuban Missile Crisis
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    The documentary that I viewed entitled, The Cuban Missile Crisis, brought about one of the most threatening times in United States History. Produced by Films For The Humanities Inc. , the film shows how the USSR placed missiles on Cuban Soil, solely it seems for the benefit of themselves. Why missiles ended up on the small island of Cuba is far from a mystery, people know the truth and what it cost Cuba as a Nation. The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis is heard around the world, in perhaps many...
  • Cruise Missiles Missile United States
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    A few years before the Vietnam War the United States started developing a new type of weapon, something that could be launched from land or sea, and something that could go a long distance without a US pilot risking his life. Something that could carry a powerful warhead and destroy its target with deadly precision, the answer was simple, Cruise Missiles. Cruise missiles have advanced a lot since the early forms. Most early forms were not very successful, they were big and bulky. There was a lot...
  • Cuban Missle Crisis Cuba Missile American
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    The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the most tense and epic confrontations of the twentieth century. Many factors led to the level of escalation that was experienced. The causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis can be traced back to the late nineteenth century, during the Spanish-American War, where the U. S. A. gained control of Cuba. Until 1959, America supported a corrupt regime in Cuba under Fulgencio Batista, who had obtained power illegally in 1933. America benefited from this alignment by con...
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Close Call For Nukes
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    Cuban Missile Crisis The world's closest call with nuclear war was the Cuban Missile Crisis. Steaming this problem on was both Soviet insecurity and Cuba's fear of U. S. invasion. Tension and secrecy drove the three nations to the breaking point, and yet, miraculously, not a missile was launched. What caused such a virulent situation? Well, there were two main factors provided by Cuba and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was far behind in the arms production race with the U. S. , and they fea...
  • Secretary Of Missile Defense
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    The Secretary of Missile Defense Mark Thompson writes in "The Secretary of Missile Defense" that there is no one as familiar with the frustrations of building missile defenses as Donald Rumsfeld. This is Rumsfeld's second chance at improving the United State's missile defense system; his first was back in 1975 under the command of President Ford. Mr. Rumsfeld failed at his first attempt because the high cost of unexplored technology was an inevitable set back. Twenty - five years later, "Rummy" ...
  • Cage Code Web Reported Missile
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    A sticky detail The US keeps repeating the claim that last Friday's Iraq market bombing - which reportedly killed 60 civilians - may well have been the result of an errant Iraqi missle, noting that coalition forces had no targeted missions in the area at the time of the explosion. But the April 1 Guardian reported the recovery of missile fragments bearing the weapon's "cage code," which is the manufacturer's identification code (similar to a serial code you would use to identify a piece of elect...