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The DEW Line - a Project Phased Out Before Completion



...the Distant Early Warning, or DEW, Line [was] designed in 1954 at President Dwight Eisenhower’s direction. He wanted a means of detecting the possibility of Soviet bombers armed with nuclear weapons coming in over the North Pole. The construction of a series of stations starting in Alaska and stretching across all of northern Canada and then on to Greenland began shortly after both the president’s authorization and the decision of ... Canada, to collaborate.

quote from: The DEW Line-Cold War Defense at the Top of the World By Dr. Gary E. Weir, NGA Historian, https://medium.com/@NGA_GEOINT/the-dew-line-cold-war-defense-at-the-top-of-the-world-fbafdd90a542 - image source: Wikipedia commons --

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