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Launch on warning by 2017

The US aims to achieve a disarming first-strike capability, according to missile engineer Bob Aldridge. GPS (NAVSTAR) was made to get an accuracy of less than thirty meters for Minuteman-3 and Trident-2, necessary to destroy missile silos. The US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneousl, says Aldridge. Professor J. Edward Anderson declares, "Deployment of anti-missile missiles in Eastern Europe is part of a first-strike strategy." The missiles will be operational by 2018. This leads to launch on warning by 2017 and nuclear war gets more likely. More info: Claus Eric at antiwar.com, especially the interview with Ray McGovern.

Claus-Erik Hamle

Silkeborg, DENMARK

Jan 25 2013 - 2:43am

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