Bomber Gap

Bomber Gap

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The "bomber gap" was the unfounded belief in the Cold War-era United States that the Soviet Union had gained an advantage in deploying jet-powered strategic bombers. Widely accepted for several years, the gap was used as a political talking point in order to justify greatly increased defense spending. One result was a massive buildup of the United States Air Force bomber fleet, which peaked at over 2,500 bombers, in order to counter the perceived Soviet threat. Surveillance flights utilizing the Lockheed U-2 aircraft indicated that the bomber gap did not exist. Realizing that mere belief in the gap was an extremely effective funding source, a series of similarly nonexistent Soviet military advances were constructed in a tactic now known as "policy by press release."show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135876368
  • 9786135876369