America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security

America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security

by Jeffrey T. Richelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700609423

ISBN-13: 9780700609420

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"This is far and away the most comprehensive account of the MIDAS/DSP program that exists—and I can't imagine it will be superseded soon. It will certainly become the book on the subject of early warning satellites." —Gregg Herken, author of Cardinal Choices: Presidential Science Advising from the Atomic Bomb to SDI

"A fascinating report

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"This is far and away the most comprehensive account of the MIDAS/DSP program that exists—and I can't imagine it will be superseded soon. It will certainly become the book on the subject of early warning satellites." —Gregg Herken, author of Cardinal Choices: Presidential Science Advising from the Atomic Bomb to SDI

"A fascinating report on a little-known type of military satellite that still has a vitally important ongoing mission to deter ballistic missile attacks by 'rogue states' against the United States and its allies."—Philip J. Klass, author of Secret Sentries in Space and former senior editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology

"A very significant contribution in the field of intelligence studies that should attract a diverse readership among persons interested in Cold War and diplomatic history, national security issues, and the aerospace industry."—John Prados, author of Presidents' Secret Wars

"The definitive account, providing extraordinary details of the satellites and their ground control stations, as well as the bureaucratic politics that have shaped the development of the system."—Desmond Ball, author of The Transformation of Security of the Asia-Pacific Region

"Richelson knows more about these satellites than anyone outside the U.S. government—and probably more than most inside the U.S. intelligence community as well."—Robert Windrem, NBC Nightly News

Author Biography: Jeffrey T. Richelson is a senior fellow with the National Security Archive. Among his numerous other books are America's Secret Eyes in Space: The U.S. Keyhole Spy Satellite Program, A Century of Spies: Intelligence in the Twentieth Century, and The U.S. Intelligence Community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700609420
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Modern War Studies
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.36(d)

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