Pdf/E–pub [Winning Armageddon: Curtis LeMay and Strategic Air Command 1948–1957] ✓ Trevor Albertson


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Winning Armageddon: Curtis LeMay and Strategic Air Command 1948-1957Winning Armageddon provides definition to AN ALL TOO LONG NEGLECTED FIGURE OF THE COLD all too long neglected figure of the Cold General Curtis E LeMay and tells the story of his advocacy for nuclear first strikes while leading Strategic Air Command the Cold War Air Force s nuclear organization This was despite a publicly proclaimed policy of deterrence In telling this story Albertson builds for the reader a world that while not in the distant past has been forgotten by many builds for the reader a world that while not in the distant past has been forgotten by many lessons of that past however are as applicable.

SUMMARY Winning Armageddon: Curtis LeMay and Strategic Air Command 1948-1957

As designed to catch an attacker off Guard And Prevent The Destruction Of One and prevent the destruction of one own nation In LeMay s case he made the argument that such attacks should initially be directed at an nemy s long range air forces in an Notes And Queries Vol 2 effort to deprive them of an ability to destroy American cities industry and its own military In so doing LeMay hoped that rather than plunging the world into a fruitless nuclearxchange he could diffuse the conflict
At Its Outset It 
its outset It a novel solution to a vexing problem. Today as they were years ago In weaving his story the author brings to life the challenges fears and responses of a Cold War United States that grappled with a problem to which it did not have a clean solution nuclear war It was this Concern That LeMay Sought that LeMay sought assuage through making his arguments for attacking first in a nuclear conflict but only if and when it was clear that the Enemy Was Preparing To was preparing to their own surprise strike This approach commonly referred to as preemption .