Brewer’s New Book Completes Cold War Trilogy

Southwestern Oklahoma State University History professor Landry Brewer’s new book, Cold Texas, will hit the shelves August 1. In the book, Brewer argues that the Lone Star State played a significant role within American Cold War national security policy, when civilization’s survival hung in the balance. Abilene’s Dyess Air Force Base operated 12 Atlas F intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch sites in the early 1960s that were identical to those operated near Oklahoma’s Altus Air Force Base at the same time. In fact, one of those Altus-area missile sites was located just south of the Red River near Fargo, Tex.…

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