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The Heavens and the Earth - Part 2: Chapter 3, Bashful Behemoth: Technology, the State, and the Birth of Deterrence Summary & Analysis

Walter A. McDougall
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Part 2: Chapter 3, Bashful Behemoth: Technology, the State, and the Birth of Deterrence Summary and Analysis

At the end of World War II, news reporters learned what the Germans had been working on. The V-2s were only the beginning as there were plans to launch them from submarines. They were also working on various kinds of guidance systems so missiles could be used against specific targets. There were plans for night vision equipment and a space station with a big mirror which would incinerate targets on the Earth. And the war ended with the United States having atomic weapons. Because there was no control of these weapons, some claimed that the world war never ended for the United States or for Russia. Both Truman and Eisenhower used nuclear deterrence as a way of restraining...

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