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U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Missile Development 1945-1965

Colloquium on Contemporary History No. 9, 12 January 1994

K-25571 Polaris Missile

The first firing of a Polaris missile from USS George Washington (SSBN-598), shot from beneath the surface, July 1960 (K-25571).                          


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Transcripts from this colloquium include the following:

  • Opening Remarks
  • Constraining Overkill: Contending Approaches to Nuclear Strategy, 1955–1965
  • Technology Push
  • The Polaris: A Revolutionary Missile System and Concept
  • Speakers' Biographies


Published: Wed Dec 23 13:55:05 EST 2020