Check six begins on the ground responding to the evolving ground threat to U.S. Air Force bases by David A. Shlapak

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Published by RAND in Santa Monica, CA .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • United States. Air Force -- Security measures.,
  • Air bases -- Security measures -- United States.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-87)

Book details

StatementDavid A. Shlapak, Alan Vick.
ContributionsVick, Alan., United States. Air Force., Rand Corporation.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUG634.49 .S53 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 87 p. :
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL804386M
ISBN 100833023179
LC Control Number95040894

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