GUIDED MISSILES: PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE

Rear Admiral Charles F. Horne

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Abstract: Fortunately, we Americans do have a sense of humor. Will Rogers played upon this strength when he helped us laugh our way through a depression. In much the same way, I think in 1957 we are “laughing” our way through one world crisis after another. These are times of tension and turmoil. The consequences of atomic or hydrogen warfare are beyond the comprehension of most of us. Yet, we can still laugh at ourselves. Just the other day I walked into an office of one of my junior staff members and what did I see on the wall ? It was a neatly framed motto which read: "We fire our missiles into the air, they come to earth we know not where!" I too had a laugh, although I can readily assure you that the humor was far removed from the actual truth. We do fire our missiles into the air, and we know quite well they come down-and where!
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 6
Pages: 259 - 266
Cite this article: Horne, Rear Admiral Charles F., "GUIDED MISSILES: PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 6, 1957, pp. 259-266.
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