Dense Pack

December 1982
National Review;12/10/1982, Vol. 34 Issue 24, p1524
The article focuses on U.S. President Ronald Reagan administration's Closely Spaced Basing version of a basing scheme for MX intercontinental ballistic missiles. Under the proposed configuration there will be a one-and-a-half-mile by 14 mile rectangle near Cheyenne, Wyoming, with one hundred superhardened silos, each containing a MIRV-ed missile encased in a highly protective capsule. The dense pack scheme is counter-intuitive.


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