Document Type

Article

Organization

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Publication Date

Spring 2020

Abstract

As the Soviet Union appeared to surpass American nuclear capability in the late 1950s, the U.S. government moved quickly to reassert its nuclear dominance. That nuclear dominance was on display in the early 1960s in central Kansas, as twelve locations near Schilling Air Force Base (AFB) operated intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) as part of the nation's nuclear arsenal.

Publication Title

Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains

Volume

43

Issue

1 (Spring 2020)

First Page

28

Last Page

42

Comments

Kansas Missiles: Central Kansas and the Nation's Cold War Nuclear Arsenal, 1959-1965 was first published in the Spring 2020 issue of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains.

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