posted on Jan, 15 2003 @ 09:33 PM
The Peacekeeper lived up to its name by maintaining peace for the USA at the WORLD level. It's going away since the Russians didn't like its
capability to carry 10 mirvs compared to the 3 mirvs on the Minuteman III.
The Minuteman III is undergoing a huge upgrade to extend its life before the Minuteman IV comes on line in the future.
As for the ABM system, I believe the USAF should run it not the Army. It doesn't make sense that the Army is using USAF facilities and old ICBMs for
the ABM project. Also, the warning systems for incoming ICBMs are controlled by the USAF. It's just a political move to keep the Army up there in
importance with the USAF.