The Department of Defenseâs official history of the United States Cold War missile programâ"completely reformatted with all-new color illustrations and photographs not used in the original edition.
The DoD commissioned this study as part of its Cold War Project in 1996. With permission from the DoDâs Legacy Program, Hole in the Head Press brings To Defend and Deter back into print. This informative guide offers a thorough look at Cold War missile development, from the earliest beginnings of rocketry in the 13th century to the arms control agreements that began in the 1970s.
Both a narrative history and reference guide, To Defend and Deter traces the evolution of the Cold War and establishes the United States missile programâs scope and its massive impact on the American landscape, citizens, and structure of the U.S. military establishment.
Inside you'll find:
Over 400 pages of photographs, illustrations, charts, maps and diagrams
In-depth look at Cold War air defense, including Nike, Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, Jupiter, Thor and Snark missiles
Technical profiles of weapon systems
State-by-state listings of missile facilities and launch sites
An extensive bibliography and full index
John Lonnquest is the Chief of the Office of History, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He received a B.A. in history from Washington College and a Ph. D in history from Duke University in 1966. After graduation, he joined the Air Force history program in 1997 and be came a USACE historian in 2000. As a staff historian he served as director of the Corps of Engineers’ oral history program, directed its wide-ranging field history program, and led the Corps’ Iraq and Agahan history teams. He became Chief of the Office of History in 2008. In addition to being the co-author of To Defend and Deter, Dr. Lonnquest was the editor of A Guide to Source Material on Ballistic Missile Defense, and the co-editor of Remembering the Forgotten War: U.S. Army Engineers Officers in Korea. He lives with his wife and two children in Oakton, Virginia.
At time of his co-authorship of To Defend and Deter, David F. Winkler was pursuing his doctorate at American University. Winkler earned his Ph.D in 1998. His dissertation Cold War at Sea: High Seas Confrontation between the U.S. and Soviet Union was published in 2000 by the Naval Institute Press and subsequent editions have been printed in Canada and China. In his current position at the Naval Historical Foundation, Winker is executive editor of the newsletter Pull Together and manages other Navy history-related projects. He also writes a monthly history column for the Navy League’s journal, Sea Power.
Born in 1958, Winkler grew up in New Jersey and went on to receive his commission as a Navy ensign in 1980 through the NROTC unit a Penn State. In addition to a B.A. in Political Science, he has an M.A. in International Affairs from Washington University. A retired Commander in the Naval Reserve, he served ten years active duty as a Surface Warfare Officer on logistic force ships and has had reserve duties supporting the CNO’s Policy and Plans Division Office, the Navy IG, and the Naval Historical Center. Dr. Winkler currently resided in northern Virginia with his wife and two daughters.