TITLE

During the Cold War, the U.S. Air Force took extraordinary security measures at nuclear weapons bases

AUTHOR(S)
Larson, George A.
PUB. DATE
August 2000
SOURCE
Military History;Aug2000, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the security measures taken by the United States at its nuclear weapons bases during the Cold War. Information on the initial Atomic Energy Commission Armed Forces Special Weapons Project agreement which went into effect on May 11, 1949; Description of the storage facilities at Ellsworth Air Force Base; Features of the Weaver Air Force Base, later called Rushmore Air Force Station.
ACCESSION #
3305008

 

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