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U.S. will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50
Associated Press ^ | ROBERT BURNS

Posted on 04/08/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The resulting launch-ready total of 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles would be the lowest deployed ICBM total since the early 1960s.

The decisions come after a strong push by members of Congress from the states that host missile bases - North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana - to not eliminate any of the silos from which the missiles would be launched. Fifty silos will be kept in “warm” status - empty of missiles but capable of returning to active use.

Sen. John Tester, a Montana Democrat, called the Pentagon’s announcement “a big win for our nation’s security and for Malmstrom Air Force Base,” home of the 341st Missile Wing with 150 Minuteman 3 missiles.

“ICBMs are the most cost-effective nuclear deterrent, and keeping silos warm is a smart decision and the kind of common sense Montanans expect from their leaders,” Tester said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: montana; northdakota; start; wyoming

1 posted on 04/08/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

this totally improves our safety. /s


2 posted on 04/08/2014 4:56:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin
“ICBMs are the most cost-effective nuclear deterrent, and keeping silos warm is a smart decision and the kind of common sense Montanans expect from their leaders,”

How 'bout leaving it as it is, wouldnt that be smarter? And - what is the US getting in return for this capitulation?

3 posted on 04/08/2014 4:57:52 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: BenLurkin

Obama wants us to get nuked. Of course he will be vacationing when that happens.


4 posted on 04/08/2014 4:58:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Secret Agent Man

5 posted on 04/08/2014 4:59:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin; All


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6 posted on 04/08/2014 5:01:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: BenLurkin

After being bombed by al Qaeda ragtags,
the Pentagon now ARMS them from Libya to Syria and beyond,
and disarms unilaterally as the border remains
wide open.

This will not end well.


7 posted on 04/08/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: BenLurkin

Well, hell, let’s just paint a big old red bulls-eye on our ass and advertise with searchlights, fireworks and a blimp with neon lights.


8 posted on 04/08/2014 5:08:08 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds good. After nuclear war breaks out I’m sure there will be plenty of time to load up the silos and make them operational.


9 posted on 04/08/2014 5:09:40 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: fivecatsandadog

I’m thinking about learning Russian. Just in case.


10 posted on 04/08/2014 5:28:45 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: BenLurkin

I’ll say it again; Either Obama is stupid beyond belief in blind arrogant ignorance,,,,,or he is evil.


11 posted on 04/08/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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To: BenLurkin
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12 posted on 04/08/2014 5:32:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Wildbill22

Obama is evil, pure and simple. He intends to destroy the United States.


13 posted on 04/08/2014 5:32:29 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BenLurkin

And Obama opens us up to nuclear attack. He has little time left. He has to complete the overthrow of the United States before January 20, 2017.


14 posted on 04/08/2014 5:33:10 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: BenLurkin

This is what 2nd term flexibility looks like.


15 posted on 04/08/2014 5:33:33 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BenLurkin

Fifty empty silos are 50 unloaded and not ready to protect us. We have pledged never to strike first, so what deterrence survives will be less than the locked & loaded we had at day minus 1 of the attack on us—numbers count.

The Senators who think 50 empty silos are good only think of the missile bases as a jobs program, not defense.


16 posted on 04/08/2014 5:57:40 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: BenLurkin; zot

Obimo’s continuing unilateral disarmament of the US continues.


17 posted on 04/08/2014 6:17:07 PM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Just ask the Ukes how they feel about giving up their nukes a few years ago.


18 posted on 04/08/2014 7:06:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Had nuclear weapons been left in Ukraine they would have been sold on the black market, like everything else they can get their hands on.


19 posted on 04/08/2014 7:14:15 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Secret Agent Man
They just made nuclear war winnable

By somebody other than us.

20 posted on 04/08/2014 7:37:48 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: GreyFriar

Yes, this is more unilateral disarmament.


21 posted on 04/08/2014 7:58:55 PM PDT by zot
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To: zot

Yes it is. Obama’s nuke treaty with the Russians only cut our numbers, and leave an entire category of nukes unrestricted, that being tactical which the Russians have in abundance and we have all but abandoned.

Our worst enemies could not have hoped for better. We are handing the Russians nuclear superiority.


22 posted on 04/09/2014 5:08:02 AM PDT by Wildbill22 (They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton Williams Abrams)
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