Cover: U.S. Active Air Defense, 1956-1960

U.S. Active Air Defense, 1956-1960

Attrition and Target Damage Estimates

Published 1954

by L. D. Attaway, J. R. Brom, Philip M. Dadant, V. S. Dudley, Patricia Kirkwood

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This is one of a series of RAND Research Memoranda that discuss aspects of the active air defense of the continental United States. The series is a part of the RAND Corporation’s study of high-attrition air defense. The study evaluates various choices in development, procurement, and deployment for several budget levels, including budgets considerably higher than current ones. The time period studied includes operations between 1956 and 1960.

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