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US Cruise Missiles

v1.0.0 / TOC (3 chapters) / 01 may 16 / greg goebel

* Through the Cold War, the US developed a series of "cruise missiles" -- essentially pilotless aircraft used as a flying bomb. Although they were built primarily with nuclear strike in mind, they were fortunately never used in that capacity. However, in the post-Cold War world, conventionally-armed cruise missiles have become a significant weapon in the "dirty little wars" that have become the norm in the new era. This document provides a history of American cruise missiles -- as well as aerial decoys, which are a similar technology.

Tomahawk launch from USS STERETT, 2010


[1.0] Early US Cruise Missiles

[2.0] ALCM & Tomahawk

[3.0] US Cruise Missiles At War / Futures


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