Re: MEDIA: Army and Y2K

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 13 Jun 1998 15:28:08 -0400

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin wrote:

> From: Michael Lorrey <>
> > All of our nations strategic nuke capability is in both the USAF or the
> > Navy's hands
> I'm surprised to learn that you don't think the ICBM is of strategic significance.

I do, and they all are in the hands of both the Air Force and the Navy. The Army has
no strategic nuke capability. They have tactical nukes, with maximum ranges of less
than acouple hundred miles. While missiles like the Pershing (which I beleive might
have all be retired by now) are Ballistic missiles, they are not intercontinental
ballistic missiles. They might have some ground launched cruise missiles that I am not
aware of, but they would most likely be conventional warheads or small tactical nukes
to support ground troops.

THis arrangement is in marked contrast to some other nations, like China and the
former Soviet Union, which had and have Strategic Rocket Forces, usually as part of
the Army or as a separate military service entirely.

Additionally, I don't think that the ICBM is of strategic military significance,
although it is of strategic diplomatic significance. While this may be picking nits,
it is a significant difference.

   Michael Lorrey
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