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US Strategic and Defensive Missile Systems 1950–2004 (Osprey Fortress #36)
For 40 years following the end of World War II, the Western democratic governments and the Eastern Bloc Communist powers were locked in the ideological, political, and economic struggle of the Cold War. The United States and the Soviet Union developed missile systems capable of delivering conventional and nuclear explosives against enemy massed bomber formations in the air ...more
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A short but thorough introduction to the US's ICBM and anti-air and anti-missile missiles of the Cold War. Berhow covers the technology, organization, basing, and operations with many useful photos and illustrations (though some could have been printed larger to make them more readable).
As others have noted, within 64 pages this is a very quick overview of the subject. But it provides a good outline of US defensive missile development. It is a good quick reference for trying to remember what was developed and when. I recommend it as an introduction to the topic.