Accession Number:

ADA333657

Title:

Forging the Sword: Defense Production During the Cold War.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

190.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD Legacy Resource Management Program was established in 1991 to determine how to better integrate the conservation of irreplaceable biological, cultural, and geophysical resources with the dynamic requirements of military missions. One of Legacys nine task areas is the Cold War Project, which seeks to inventory, protect, and conserve DoDs physical and literary property and relics associated with the Cold War. In early 1993, Dr. Rebecca Hancock Cameron, the Cold War Project Manager, assisted by a team of DoD cultural resource managers, formulated a plan for identifying and documenting the militarys Cold War era resources. They adopted a two-pronged approach. The first phase was to conduct a series of studies documenting some of the nations most significant Cold War era sites. The second step had a much broader focus. Recognizing the need to provide cultural resource managers and historians with a national framework for future Cold War studies, the Cold War Project recommended con- ducting a series of theme and context studies that would examine the impact of prominent military weapon systems and missions on the American landscape.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE