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Synonyms for ICBM

a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another

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the tradeoff is most likely to be with the ICBM force," Acton said.
is planning to sound out Japan for permission to deployaACAi a large radar designed to give Washington an early warning of ICBM launches by China, Russia and North Korea.
Although ICBMs have been a core part of America's nuclear deterrent for decades, the end of the Cold War created a belief that it might be possible for the United States, Russia, and other nuclear powers to eliminate all ground-based ballistic missiles.
To what degree will future ICBMs need to reach Asian targets further than Russia, especially without flying over Russia?
Despite the certitude that Indian ICBM has the capability to target China, Russia and several European capitals, it doesn't create any vibe internationally.
Weirdly, this just makes American ICBMs sound more dangerous than North Korea's.
He also admitted, however, that it is "very difficult" for the US to counter the threat, because its intelligence is unable to follow the mobile ICBMs and give an efficient warning before they are launched.
Russia planned to arm two more divisions with Yars and conduct 16 launches of the ICBMs in total this year for various training, testing and commercial tasks.
700 deployed ICBMs, deployed SLBMs, and deployed heavy bombers equipped
But the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, is dwindling, their future defense role is in doubt, and missteps and leadership lapses documented by The Associated Press this year have raised questions about how the force is managed.
America's alert ICBMs are ready to launch on any given day, and America's ICBM team plays a critical role in maintaining global stability and ensuring the nation's safety and security.
Acting for Schriever, Ramo-Wooldridge created specifications, oversaw development, and coordinated between the service and the numerous subcontractors building the various pieces of the ICBMs, thereby providing the project with an industrial unity that the earlier intercontinental cruise missile program had lacked.
The recent news that Boeing will not bid to build the US Air Force's next-generation ICBM sent ripples of concern throughout the defence world.
TOKYO, Nov 30 (KUNA) -- South Korea's military said Thursday the North Korean ballistic missile launched on the previous day was apparently a newly-developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Yonhap News Agency reported.
The Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Systems Directorate, located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah reports directly to the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico and is responsible for delivering a safe, secure, responsive, on-time and on-target nuclear deterrent force to the warfighter as the nation's nucleus for ICBM development, acquisition, and sustainment.