Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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.
Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains
1 (Spring 2020)
Brewer, Landry, "Kansas Missiles: Central Kansas and the Nation's Cold War Nuclear Arsenal, 1959-1965" (2020). Faculty Articles & Research. 7.