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During and following the Cold War, a number of arm control treaties were signed by the Soviet Union.
Officials needed to ensure that the guidelines were being followed.
The site inspections and how officials knew the Soviet Union wasn’t being deceptive are a couple of topics that will be covered in a presentation, according to a flyer from the Cold War Museum.
On February 28, Major General Robert Parker (USAF, ret.) will give his talk “Protection and Inspection: US Missile Forces & Site Inspections in the USSR”.
The Cold War Museum is hosting the virtual program, which begins at 2 p.m.
Attendees will learn about a Cold War Missileer’s role as well as Parker’s leadership experience.
Parker joined a missile combat crew at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota in 1964. Acting as an Airborne Launch Control System evaluator and working on assignments at Strategic Air Command and the Pentagon were among his responsibilities.
He took part in a live launch of a Minuteman missile and was on the first Airborne Launch Control crew, as well.
Later on, Parker served as the Director of the US On-Site Inspection Agency and the 20th Air Force Commander. As commander, he was in charge of making sure that 1,000 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) were safe and ready.
Tickets for the presentation are available for $20 on eventbrite.
Those unable to attend the virtual event may purchase a ticket and view it afterward by emailing Cold War Museum Executive Director Jason Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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