Monday, August 3, 2015

Missile-Age Minutemen

Missile-Age Minutemen It was not until World War II that the technology of using rockets and missiles in warfare became firmly established. The Cold War, a term used to describe the hostile relations between communist and non-communist countries, greatly accelerated missile and rocket technology. Coastal defenses during this period largely depended on the Nike antiaircraft missile system. The four sites on Oʻahu were at Dillingham Air Force Base in Mokuleʻia (Kawaihāpai;) Kahuku Army Training Area near Mt Kawela; Bellows Air Force Station at Waimanalo and Barbers Pt (Palehua,) on the southwestern portion of the Waianae Mountain Range.

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