"'The Air Force and Strategic Deterrence, 1951-1960,' is the second of a series prepared by the USAF Historical Division Liaison Office on the general concepts which have dominated the thinking of U.S. and Air Force strategists since World War II. The earlier work, also prepared by Dr. Lemmer, was titled 'The Air Force and the the Concept of Deterrence, 1945-1950.'This study reviews the major political and technological events of the 1950's --the Korean war and the development of thermonuclear weapons and intercontinental missiles -- and their impact on political and military strategic concepts. The author examines the 'New Look' of the Eisenhower administration and the conflicting interpretations of deterrence which arose during the decade."
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