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Land-based ICBM forces vulnerability and options

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Intelligence and Military Application of Nuclear Energy Subcommittee.

Land-based ICBM forces vulnerability and options

a staff study

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Intelligence and Military Application of Nuclear Energy Subcommittee.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Intercontinental ballistic missiles.,
    • Deterrence (Strategy),
    • Nuclear warfare.,
    • United States -- Military policy.,
    • Soviet Union -- Military policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared for the Intelligence and Military Application of Nuclear Energy Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUG1312.I2 U54 1978
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 14 p. :
      Number of Pages14
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4375931M
      LC Control Number78603733

      Hazy future for US missiles needs to be done to reduce the vulnerability of the US land-based nuclear force to a Soviet preemptive attack. Union to put large portions of their ICBM forces.   The Russian Federation reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it and (or) its allies, and also in the event of aggression against the Russian Federation involving the use of conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is under threat. 8 8 ‘Voennaya Doktrina Rossiiskoi Federatsii Cited by: 5.

      less the way U.S. armed forces have been managed for decades.7 It has served well: • Training and equipping like forces—land, amphibious, land-based air, and naval forces (including ship-based air)—are best carried out by individual services. Com-monality across one service lends economy, efficiency,File Size: KB. Missile defense is a system, weapon, or technology involved in the detection, tracking, interception, and destruction of attacking ally conceived as a defense against nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), its application has broadened to include shorter-ranged non-nuclear tactical and theater missiles.. The United States, Russia, China, India, Israel, France.

        That’s bad news for the ICBM force. Although I think silo vulnerability is vastly overstated, land-based missiles just can’t compete compete with submarines, even with really expensive mobile launchers. And then there is the issue of overflight.   Overkill Is Not Dead. By Brian Hall. Ma land-based ICBM's, submarine-launched missiles and bombers. (land-based forces must be .


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