Introduction; The principles of defense; Early Air Force programs; Program Development Defensive Missile Systems 1945-1960; Program Development ICBM Missile Systems 1950-1980; Program Development Antiballistic Missile Systems 1958-today; The end of the Cold War; Impact on modern technology; Bibliography / further Reading; Glossary; Index
Mark A. Berhow has long had an interest in the history of American missile defense systems. He has written or co-written numerous books, including 'Rings of Supersonic Steel: Air Defenses of the United States Army 1950-1979'. Mark has worked at the Fort MacArthur Museum and the Nike missile post in Los Angeles for over 10 years, and now he lives in Peoria, Illinois. Chris Taylor was born in Newcastle, UK, but now lives in London. After attending art college in his home town, he graduated in 1995 from Bournemouth University with a degree in computer graphics. Since then, he has worked in the graphics industry and is currently a freelance illustrator for various publishing companies. He has a keen interest in filmmaking and is currently co-producing a movie.