Cold War Texas
By Landry Brewer, Foreword by Amanda Biles
In an era when miscalculation or mistake could lead to global annihilation, Texas operated 12 Atlas F intercontinental ballistic missile launch sites near Abilene’s Dyess Air Force Base. Nuclear-capable Nike Hercules surface-to-air antiaircraft missiles protected Austin and the Metroplex from a Soviet bomber attack.
Amarillo’s Pantex plant maintains the security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal.
Brewer explores how the Lone Star State shaped American Cold War policy.
154 pages, paperback. Black and white photos. 6×9″