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 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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Christopher J. Bright Author
Timothy Rives Deputy Director Eisenhower (Dwight) Presidential Library and Museum
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