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Document Title : The U.S. Missile Defense Program, 1944-1994: Fifty Years of Progress

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AD Number: ADA338903
Subject Categories: ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS HUMANITIES AND HISTORY
Corporate Author: BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC
Title: The U.S. Missile Defense Program, 1944-1994: Fifty Years of Progress
Personal Authors: Baucom, Donald R.
Report Date: 14 NOV 94
Pages: 47 PAGES
Monitor Acronym: XD
Monitor Series: BMDO
Descriptors: *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *HISTORY, *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, GUIDED MISSILES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS, ARCHITECTURE, ROCKETS, INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES.
Identifiers: BMDO COLLECTION, STAR WARS
Abstract: Five decades have passed since the first V-2 rockets fell on a defenseless London. Between the time of these first missile attacks and the Gulf War, the United States has worked steadily toward developing the means of defeating attacks by ballistic missiles. The first operational intercept of a Scud missile in January 1991 underscores the progress that has been made in this effort. Knowledge of the milestones in this story should be a source of pride and encouragement to all members of today's missile defense community as they work to refine and increase our missile defense capabilities. It was to provide this knowledge that 'A Protracted Revolution' was written. An awareness of how far we have come should help us to understand that our goal of making missile defenses a reality is at hand.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 426579