The Kennedy government then set about destroying Diefenbaker with "justified interference" by first insisting that Canada equip its Bomarc
missiles with U.
Canada was induced to buy the useless BOMARC
missile and was drawn into a defense pact where it could become a target during attacks on the U.
The second subgroup locks eyes and never leaves, regaling you with one story after another about the Redstone or Bomarc
missile programs or the way we did it at Philco Ford or when we beta-tested the IBM 360.
These included two CIM-10 BOMARC
surface-to-air interceptor missile sites in Ontario and Quebec, with each carrying a 1.
In the more immediate background of the assassination were the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, and the climax, in the 1963 election, of the dispute over whether Canada would agree to accept nuclear warheads for the Bomarc
anti-aircraft missiles it had acquired five years earlier.
In the late 1950s, the United States planned to curtail development of the BOMARC
These programs were shorter-term assignments (typically two-three years) structured to mimic the time commitments of military draftees, yet driven by a desire to distinguish their participants from the American GI experience (or, for Canadians, to distinguish themselves from nuclear militarism that came to their soil with deployment of Bomarc
missiles in 1963).
Technological developments resulted, from the Bomarc
missile and the DEW Line to the decision to accept the cruise missile.
Acronym lovers can translate SACEUR, SACLANT, BOMARC
, and CINCNORAD, as well as many others.
His work was crucial in the development of the Bomarc
, Navajo, Snark, Rascal and Falcon missiles, as well as the Atlas and Titan ICBMs.
The demise of the second Diefenbaker minority government in 1963 after 8 months was the result of sharp divisions within Cabinet over whether to accept nuclear warheads on Bomarc
defence missiles, with the Liberals accepting the warheads and several Conservative ministers joining the Liberals in voting to defeat a supply motion.
Hellyer had already led the fight in the Liberal caucus to reverse the Diefenbaker government's position on nuclear arms and to acquire warheads for the army's Honest John missiles and the RCAF's Bomarcs
, Voodoos, and Starfighters, which were largely useless without them.