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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War by Neil Sheehan
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Nov 26, 10

Read in November, 2010

This is a much a biography as history. From my perspective, I did learn a great deal about the role and importance of the ICBM to America's overall deterrence posture during the Cold War. Schriever is certainly a major player in the USAF, and even sorting through the overall positive review of his actions in the view of the author, Schriever was certainly as big a player in the USAF as LeMay (who is also a major player in this book, but as much a villan as a power player (LeMay was an advocate of the bomber and only as the success of the ICBMs became apparent did he get on board with the program)). As we try to refocus our efforts on nuclear deterrence, it is important to review our history and see what lessons men of past dealt with and what we need to do for the future.
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