Book Discussion on Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era

Christopher Bright talked about his book Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War (Palgrave… read more

Christopher Bright talked about his book Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He researched the book at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, drawing upon formerly classified documents. Mr. Bright noted that the United States had 841 weapons in its nuclear arsenal when Eisenhower became president" and 18,686 when he left office. Twenty percent of those weapons were designed to defend Americans against a surprise Soviet nuclear attack. He focused his remarks on that part of the Cold War story. Mr. Bright also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era

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296957-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Abilene, Kansas, United States
First Aired:
Mar 6, 2011
Last Aired:
Mar 12, 2011

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  • Mar 06, 2011 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2011 | 7:31pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2011 | 10:31pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 12, 2011 | 3:32pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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