Minutemen: The Missiles Among Us

In his farewell address, President Eisenhower coined the term “military-industrial complex.” Eisenhower created this label to refer to the relationship between the military and the defense industry that was being fortified in the post-WWII era. Because both the military and the defense industry benefit from an alliance, Eisenhower feared that this would lead to theContinue reading “Minutemen: The Missiles Among Us”

Cold War Economy

The Minutemen Missles in South Dakota played a big role in the Cold War economy or what Dwight Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex. The military-industrial complex is when businesses and individuals are involved in the creation of military technologies. In South Dakota, the military-industrial complex revolved around the Minutemen Missles. Minutemen Missles needed to beContinue reading “Cold War Economy”

Minutemen Missiles inSouth Dakota

The Minuteman Missiles in South Dakota are an excellent example of the Cold War economy and the military-industrial complex that President Dwight Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address. The military-industrial complex refers to the relationship between the military establishment and the defense industry, which mutually benefit from each other’s activities. During the Cold War,Continue reading “Minutemen Missiles inSouth Dakota”

Military-INDUSTRIAL Complex

The Minutemen Missiles in South Dakota are an example of the Cold War economy because of how large a role it played in local and state economics. Creating these hundreds of launch control facilities in South Dakota provided many local businesses to be contracted by the government and military to build all of them. Economically,Continue reading “Military-INDUSTRIAL Complex”

Cold War in our Backyard

During the Cold War Era, there was more build-up of defense rather than fighting. Throughout the Nuclear Arms Race, there was never a full attack but with the constant testing, there was always a drive to have better and more advanced nuclear power than the other countries. In 1957 the space race was initiated. TheContinue reading “Cold War in our Backyard”

Week 4 Post

The Minuteman Missiles in South Dakota are an excellent example of the Cold War economy and the “military-industrial complex” that President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against in his farewell address in 1961. The Minuteman Missiles were a critical component of the United States’ nuclear deterrence strategy during the Cold War. The missiles were intercontinental ballisticContinue reading “Week 4 Post”

Cold War affect’s on South Dakota

The Minutemen were missile sites that had been place across the lesser-populated states within the US. Some of the states include North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. The location for these sites had been bought from either willing or pressured [into selling] landowners in the local area. These sites were built underground. TheContinue reading “Cold War affect’s on South Dakota”

South Dakota on the Cold War

The Minuteman Missile are land-based nuclear arsenals that were deployed in the United States during the 1960s. These underground launch control sites represented the evolution of technical achievements and the nuclear strength of the US in its fight against the communist subversion.  According to the article Missiles and Memory by Heefner, Two of the bestContinue reading “South Dakota on the Cold War”