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Projecting Power in the Nuclear Age

Colorful Map of Southeast Asia, the Philippine Islands and China, ringed by images of American military assets.

At the top left is an image of a mushroom cloud from the first atomic artillery shell.   Other advanced weaponry includes Nike Ajax guides missiles (the first of a series of Nike Missiles), a Boeing B47-B Stratojet, the USS Nautilus (first atomic Submarine), Lockheed F94C Starfire and a Northrup Scorpion F89D all weather interceptor jet.

The large image of Formosa (Taiwan) reflects its political and strategic importance during the Cold War era.