Weapons of Choice
The Development of Precision Guided MunitionseBook - 2006
History and deployment of smart weapons. In the United States, efforts to develop precision guided munitions--PGMs--began during the First World War and resulted in an 'aerial torpedo' by the 1920s. While World War II was dominated by large-scale strategic bombing--essentially throwing out tons of free-falling munitions in the hope they hit something important--both sides in the war worked to develop airborne munitions that could be steered toward a target. However after that war, U.S. national security policy focused on the atomic bomb, hardly a weapon that needed to be directed with accuracy.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2006.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 218 p.) : ill.
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK