The Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force
by Lauren Caston, et al.
Publisher: RAND Corporation 2014
Number of pages: 188
The authors assess alternatives for a next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) across a broad set of potential characteristics and situations. They use the current Minuteman III as a baseline to develop a framework to characterize alternative classes of ICBMs, assess the survivability and effectiveness of possible alternatives, and weigh those alternatives against their cost.
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