Special Staff Report

The Selection of Strategic Air Bases

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The destruction potential, the vulnerability, and the cost of a strategic bombing force depend critically on its base system and how it operates from these bases. This report analyzes major factors involved in the selection of strategic bases and traces the implications of this analysis for the basing of the 1956 bomber force.

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