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  • American Polaris Class Missile Submarines
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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...
  • Tomahawk Bgm 109 G Missile
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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 T...
  • Limited National Missile Defense System
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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 th...
  • Missiles To The Soviet Union
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    The closest the world has come to nuclear war was the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. This was the tense cold war opposition between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States The Cold War was the result of a clash between communism and capitalism, two opposing world-views. Another cause of the build up to the Cold War was the intransigent attitude of both sides. The Soviet Union was extr...
  • Berlin Wall The Soviet Union
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    Explain the U.S. & Russian Positions Introduction The Cold War between the superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union was a clash of distant ideologies in a changing world. Friction developed between the two on many occasions as either side tried to expand their spheres of influence in politics, geographical surroundings, and even space. Continued clashes between the US and Soviet Union began to tense their relations during this era as it became evident to all that the cord of discont...
  • Our National Missile Defense System
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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...
  • Nuclear Missile Attack From Cuba
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    Keil Collins September 26, 2001 Period 4 Mr. Nickerson The Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world has ever been to a nuclear war which would have doomed the human race. For thirteen days the world was scared to death of what could happen. In a nutshell, the Soviet Union under leadership of Nikita Khrushchev tried to counter the lead of the United States in developing and deploying strategic missiles. The Soviet Union or USSR knew of the missiles the United States...
  • Nuclear Missile Attack From Cuba
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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...
  • Kennedy's Decision In The Cuban Missile Crisis
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    A Geopolitical View on the Cuban Missile Crisis Over the course of the twentieth century, the United States has made some crucial decisions in regard to foreign policy. When the President of the United States looks to his advisors and policymakers to decide what course of action to take, he must weigh all of the different variables. One of the most important variables that influence foreign policy decision making is the geopolitical view. A geopolitical variable takes into account a country's ge...
  • Nuclear Weapons Materials
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    Smuggling of Nuclear Material Over the past five years the former states of the Soviet Union haven't been able to prevent the leakage of nuclear material. Nuclear materials and technologies are more accessible now than at any other time in history, due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the worsening of economic conditions. No longer does the Soviet KGB, the Soviet military and the Soviet border guards have the control to stop the smuggling of nuclear material's. With the Cold War being over...
  • Nation Deal With The Cuban Missile Crisis
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    The closest the world has come to nuclear war was the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. The Soviets had installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, just 90 miles off the coast of the United States. U.S. armed forces were at their highest state of readiness. Soviet field commanders in Cuba were authorized to use tactical nuclear weapons if invaded by the U.S. The fate of millions literally hinged upon the ability of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, to reach a compromi...
  • Nuclear Missile Bases On Cuba
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    The world will never be the same since October of 1962. It is now known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. The U.S. learned that the Soviets were building nuclear missile bases on Cuba because the Soviets wanted to close the missile gap. Even though the Soviet Union promised they would not attempt to place nuclear weapons in Cuba, they put them there anyway in hopes that the U.S. would not find out until it was too late to do anything about it. The ploy almost worked. The nuclear bases were very near ...
  • Clintons National Missile Defense Program
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    Star Wars and National Missile Defense: Unnecessary Yesterday, Unnecessary Today Ever since nuclear weapons of mass destruction have existed, people have been attempting to create ways to prevent a war that would bring about a worldwide Arma-ged don. Many of todays top military and government officials have been studying ways in which the United States can protect itself from a nuclear missile attack. What they have come up with is the National Missile Defense program, or NMD. The NMD would cons...
  • 800 Nuclear Bombs C Nuclear Cruise Missiles
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    Is Nuclear War Still A Major Threat Bibliography Freeman, Harold. If You Give A Damn About Life. 79 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1987. Jervis, Robert. The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy. 124 Roberts Place, Ithaca, New York 14850: Cornell University Press, 1989. Kl are, Michael. Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws. Harper Collins Canada Ltd. 1995. Newhouse, John. War and Peace in the Nuclear Age. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1988. Pringle, Laurence. Nuclear War...
  • Defense And Offensive Weapon Against Nuclear Missiles
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    A third world country is producing nuclear weapons. The country is the same that has given the United States trouble in the past. It is Iraq. Shortly after the U. S finds this out, we are being attacked by a nuclear strike from Iraq. U.S. cities are being destroyed one by one. We declare a full scale nuclear retaliation against Iraq. Huge devastation occurs throughout the world as allies join into the war. Nuclear winter starts to develop. Over half of the worlds population has been eliminated. ...
  • Nuclear Weapons
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    Nuclear, unclear Sheriff and Outlaws in the Global Village Dan PleschMenard Press 5, pp 47 This is the latest in a series of pamphlets by experts such as Joseph Needham, Martin Ryle and Solly Zuckerman. Dan Plesch has long been a leading figure in British strategic studies: he founded Basic - the British American Security Information Council - and is now senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. He is concerned here with the importance of political co-ope...
  • Nuclear Cruise Missile Program
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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...
  • Cuba And The Soviet Union
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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 feared ...
  • Nuclear Base In Cuba In October 1962
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    In December 2 1961; Castro declared in a speech that he was a true follower of Marxism; therefore, Cuba was socialist country. Although it is that Khrushchev decided to place missiles in Cuba in response to the Jupiter missile being established in Turkey; or the fact that he wanted to test the president Kennedy and his commitment towards the battle against communism. The main reason to why Khrushchev decided to place missiles in Cuba was to secure Castro's position as a leader and show the world...
  • Soviet Missiles On A Route To Cuba
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    Assignment #3: Process Analysis A War Abolished As we live are lives today in the year 2003, a lot of us feel lucky that the war with Iraq did not turn into a fatal, nuclear one. The reason many people feared the war was because of the new military technology that has developed over the years. For example, smart bombs, atomic bombs, and the worst of them all, the nuclear bomb. Many people thought that the war was a terrifying feeling for the countries involved. People today believe that the war ...

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