Guided missiles have been used by militaries around the world since World War II. Readers explore the history behind the developments in guided missile technology from the earliest uses of these weapons to the most advanced guided missiles used today. Detailed text, photographs, and fact boxes provide readers with a comprehensive look at the impact guided missiles have had on modern warfare. Readers also learn the countermeasures put in place to protect against the use of these weapons. What guides these weapons? The answers to this question and many more are found with each turn of the page.