Acknowledgements to The Daily Beast
Article by Elaine M. Grossman
February 16, 2016
Adm. Cecil Haney, four-star Navy officer who heads U.S. Strategic Command, insists we must improve the accuracy of our land-based ICBM missiles to ensure that Russia and China still believe in mutual assured destruction. In a nutshell, after retiring our MX Peacekeeper multiple-warhead missiles, we now depend on Minuteman 3 missiles that use a 1960s-era mechanical guidance system. This makes the Minuteman 50% less accurate than the MX Peacekeeper. The bottom line is that our nuclear arsenal can’t deliver on our current nuclear-contingency plans. Read more about this important topic in the original Daily Beast article.