By Marc Reisner
Newly up to date, this well timed historical past of the fight to find and regulate water within the American West is a story of rivers diverted and damned, political corruption and intrigue, billion-dollar battles over water rights, and financial and ecological catastrophe. Winner of the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award.
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SAC adopted new aircraft and weapons, expanded its base network, and improved its communication system. By contrast, the Eisenhower administration cut budgets for conventional ground forces substantially, betting that allies, backed by American air and sea power, would bear the brunt of fighting future regional wars. The Eisenhower administration also saw a major shift in the size of the services. Eisenhower believed that air power held the key to deterrence. SAC’s bombers and (eventually) ICBMs thus became the primary means of implementing massive retaliation.
The nuclear revolution, 1–10 From the perspective of the late 1940s it was unclear whether the bomber or the missile would be the primary delivery means for nuclear weapons. On one hand, it was uncertain whether long-range missiles were feasible or practical. 67 As of April 1946, the Army Air Force had twenty-eight missiles of all types in development. Some officers saw vigorous pursuit of missiles as vital to the Air Force’s survival. As Major General Hugh J. Knerr, the secretary general of the Army Air Force Air Board, put it in February 1946, “The aerial missile, by whatever means it may be delivered, is the weapon of the Air Corps.
The aircraft was developed in response to a requirement for a bomber capable of carrying a 10,000-pound bomb load five thousand miles. Dependable and easy to handle, the aircraft became the mainstay of SAC’s bomber force throughout the Cold War and beyond. Indeed, B-52s saw heavy use, albeit in a the nuclear revolution, 1–10 1 much different role, during the Gulf War in 1991 and the campaign in Afghanistan in 2001. The Defense Department’s enthusiasm for all things nuclear was not limited to weapons.