Submarine-launched ballistic missile

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  • MAD and Boomerst throughout the Cold War

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    secondary strike capability. In essence, it was the ability of a nation to launch a counterattack and thereby ensure mutual destruction. Submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) fulfilled this criteria admirably due to their ability to stay submerged for extended periods of time, the difficulty involved with locating a submarine, and their invulnerability to nuclear missile attacks when submerged. As a result, the United States attempted to corner this leg of the nuclear triad. In 1949, the United

  • The American Interests At Risk

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    Threat Assessment Analysis The American interests at risk Since the post-occupational period of Japan in 1952, United States troops and military bases throughout the Okinawa Prefecture, and parts of mainland Japan, have been essential to assure peace and stability within Japan as well as East-Asia. Located in the East China Sea, Okinawa Prefecture is Japan’s southernmost prefecture, comprised of 160 islands of which 50 are inhabited by ~1.5 million residents. The island of Okinawa is 68 miles

  • Soviet Submarines in Red Star Rogue by Kenneth Sewell

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    Star Rogue is a novel about a particular submarine that served in the Soviet Pacific Fleet during the Cold War. The book follows the Golf Class submarine K-129 on her final mission which occurred in the spring of 1968. K-129 was a Soviet ballistic missile submarine whose purpose was to launch nuclear weapons at the United States in case of the commencement of hostilities between the two superpowers. The author Kenneth Sewell, who is a former submarine officer (Hutchinson) does an outstanding job

  • John Anthony Walker : The Navy's Biggest Betrayal

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    John Anthony Walker: The Navy’s Biggest Betrayal John Anthony Walker was born on July 28, 1937 in Washington, D.C. Walker was the second of three boys to Margaret Scaramuzzo and James Vincent Walker. Due to Mr. Walker’s career working as a marketer for Warner Brother’s, his job required the Walker family to travel quite often when Walker was a child. The family ended up settling in Scranton, Pennsylvania where he remained until he joined the Navy. James Walker was known as a drunk and at times would

  • The Ballistic Missile Submarine

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    most countries. With the threat of nuclear war lingering in our domain, the United States counters this spreading issue with the ballistic missile submarine to provide strategic deterrence. Ballistic missile submarines have been important to the United States and Russia, as well as other nuclear powers, since the beginning of the Cold War. Ballistic missile submarines can evade satellites and discharge their nuclear munitions with little interference. This allows them to be protected from a first

  • Essay on U.S. Military's Nuclear Technology

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    ows it to continuously patrol the world’s seas for many years without requiring to be refueled.Another advantage to this type of source of power is that does not require big bulky engines, which enables the submarine to move more swiftly and stealthily; as well as provide more room and storage for supplies.[3] Another nuclear technological advance in the US military is the nuclear aircraft carrier.The aircraft carrier is the heart of the US Navy.By adding

  • Compare And Contrast Pakistan And Cold War Essay

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    then again with the development of submarine launched missiles the war got the shape of more devastated way of getting peace. Pakistan and India, both did many experiments to ensure the accuracy, precision, reliability and access to different targets in the enemy’s territory. On Pakistan end, Ghauri, Shaheen, Hataf and Nasr missiles are the part of medium, short and battlefield range missiles with range of 60km to upto 3000km. Pakistan has precise and accurate missiles which can engage the target not

  • Peenemunde Research Paper

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    territory to appearing on virtually every continent. Ballistic Missiles have had a long history dating back to 1939 and the beginning of the V-Weapons program, and have been around in one way or another for over 70 years, indeed the advent of modern missile technology has changed the face of modern warfare and politics, and coupled with the advent of the two-stage hydrogen bomb, they have now brought humanity the closest to another World-War. Ballistic missile development, proliferation, and usage have had

  • North Korea's Six-Party Talks

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    “We cannot ignore [the North Koreans], because they will not us ignore them” said Stephen Bosworth, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea from 1997 to 2000 (Perle et al., n.d.). He is referring to the ongoing efforts of the North Koreans developing their nuclear program and their attempts to getting what they want, be it money, food, resources, etc. (Chanlett-Avery, Rinehart, & Nikitin, 2016). With approximately six to eight nuclear weapons and the fact that it did not sign a Nuclear Non-Proliferation

  • The History of Submarines Essay

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    The History of Submarines Wouldn’t it be fun to ride a torpedo, or drive a nuclear reactor around underwater? In this research paper I am going to illustrate the ingenius submarine. The submarine is one of the most important strategic and tactical weapons systems of the 20th Century, and this importance will increase in the 21st Century. The tiny, leaking, creaking, and unsafe submarine boats of the 1890’s, displacing under two hundred tons and carrying a handful of men and a few torpedoes have