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    • By Sturgeon
      Strategic Air Command (dot com) shows us:
       

       
      I once did some contracting work assisting with a rocket test fire in an Atlas silo. IIRC, they are smaller than the later Titan silos.
    • By LostCosmonaut
      https://fas.org/blogs/security/2015/05/china-mirv/
      Taking bets on how long it takes India to announce similar capability.
    • By LostCosmonaut
      This thread is for discussion of ICBM basing options, as outlined in the linked paper (written in 1980).
       
      While some of them seem absurd (dirigible basing!), others appear to be more realistic.
    • By LostCosmonaut
      Link here (comments section is terminally stupid)
       
      Nuclear deflection seems like a pretty good idea for objects of this size. Even if you don't break it up, you can still detonate it standoff and change the velocity quite a bit, which is good enough.  Also, nuclear deflection is about the only thing we have right now that we can use with a lead time less than several years.
       
       
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