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Re: US Prompt Global Strike Missiles Prompt Russian Rail-Mounted ICBMs
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 05:39:55 PM »
The Peacekeeper Rail Garrison is a mobile missile system that was developed by the United States Air Force during the 1980s as part of a plan to place fifty MGM-118A Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missiles on the rail network of the United States. The railcars were intended, in case of increased threat of nuclear war, to be deployed onto the nation's rail network to avoid being destroyed by a first strike counterforce attack by the Soviet Union. However the plan was cancelled as part of defense cutbacks following the end of the Cold War, and the Peacekeeper missiles were installed in silo launchers instead.

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=788
http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/smc_hist/SMCHOV8.HTM
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