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Commander Seeks Alternate Uses for ICBMs
The commander of the Air Force Space Command denied yesterday that his 500 nuclear-armed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles are mere "Cold War icons" and said he is preparing alternative uses for the ICBMs, including arming them with conventional warheads to attack surface or deeply buried targets.

In the News
Defense Funds Boost Orbital's Fortunes (Post, March 10, 2005)

Missile Defense Director Moves to End Test Glitches: Equipment Review Ordered; Admiral to Oversee Preparations (Post, March 10, 2005)

Canada Rejects Missile Shield Plan: Decision Is a Snub to Bush, Who Had Sought Partnership (Post, Feb. 25, 2005)

Rumsfeld States Case For Burrowing Weapon (Post, Feb. 17, 2005)

U.S. Missile Defense Again Fails Key Test (Post, Feb. 15, 2005)

Protection Against Missiles Called Too Costly for Airlines (Post, Jan. 26, 2005)

'Minor' Software Glitch Is Cited in Missile Failure: Program Official Calls Problem Easily Correctable (Post, Jan. 13, 2005)

U.S. Missile Defense Test Fails: Latest Setback in Pacific Fuels Doubts About System's Future (Post, Dec. 16, 2004)

Investigation Finds U.S. Missiles Downed Navy Jet: Central Command Says 'Friendly Fire' Killed Pilot of Plane Mistaken for Iraqi Weapon in April 2003 (Post, Dec. 11, 2004)

Putin: Russia to Deploy Missiles 'Unlikely to Exist' Elsewhere (Post, Nov. 18, 2004)

Canada Likely to Face Missile Defense Issue Head-On: Government Fears Political Consequences of Joining U.S. Plan (Post, Nov. 14, 2004)

N. Korea Is Used to Justify System: But U.S. Experts Question Extent of Nation's Missile Capabilities (Post, Sept. 29, 2004)

Interceptor System Set, But Doubts Remain: Network Hasn't Undergone Realistic Testing (Post, Sept. 29, 2004)

Test of Missile Defense System Delayed Again (Post, Sept. 14, 2004)

2 Firms Win Contracts for Missile Work: Systems to Protect Commercial Craft (Post, Aug. 26, 2004)

Rumsfeld Waits for 'Go' on Missile Defense: Final Assessment To Precede Alert Status (Post, Aug. 19, 2004)

Bush Assails Kerry on Missile Defense (Post, Aug. 18, 2004)

Using Defense Know-How for Health Care: Technology to Hunt Warheads May One Day Find Tumors (Post, July 2, 2004)

Senate Passes $447 Billion Defense Bill: GOP Blocks Democrats' Effort to Hold Administration More Accountable on Iraq (Post, June 24, 2004)

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