Accession Number : ADA319996

Title :   Defense Special Weapons Agency 1947 - 1997. The First 50 Years of National Service.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SPECIAL WEAPONS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA

PDF Url : ADA319996

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The following report outlines the endeavors of the Defense Special Weapons Agency from 1947-1997, the first 50 years of service. Specifics include: (1) Initial charter, (2) Dawn of the atomic age, (3) Early years of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, (4) Discovery, (5) Strategic deterrence, (6) Strategic deterrence with nuclear parity, (7) Force modernization and the demise of the Warsaw Pact, (8) Post Cold War priorities, and (9) future challenges.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *NUCLEAR ENERGY, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, COMBAT READINESS, COLD WAR, WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES, STRATEGIC WARFARE, BATTLES, NATIONAL DEFENSE, NUCLEAR BOMBS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE