US Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On October 29, the U.S. Air Force test launched a Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California. In a press release, the Air Force stated that…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On September 2, the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile traveled approximately 6,760 km to…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On August 4, the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The missile was equipped with three test…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On February 5, the U.S. Air Force test launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California. Designated FTU-2, the flight test…

USAF Tests Minuteman III ICBM

USAF Tests Minuteman III ICBM

On October 2, the U.S. Air Force tested an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. In a news release, the USAF stated that…

Boeing Quits Next-Generation ICBM Program

Boeing Quits Next-Generation ICBM Program

On July 25, Boeing announced it would withdraw its bid to produce the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), a system intended to replace the Air Force’s Minuteman III ICBMs. In a…

Distributed Deterrence: The Continuing Utility of ICBMs

Distributed Deterrence: The Continuing Utility of ICBMs

Like its three predecessors, the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review reaffirmed the need for the nuclear triad of bombers, submarine-launched ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Now comes the hard part….

Pentagon Shifts Funds from ICBMs to Border Wall

Pentagon Shifts Funds from ICBMs to Border Wall

On May 12, The Washington Post reported that it had obtained a Defense Department document outlining the Pentagon’s plan to shift $1.5 billion originally designed for military projects such as…

US Air Force Test Fires Minuteman III ICBM

On May 9, the U.S. Air Force conducted a test launch of its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), marking the second such test conducted this month. According to the…