There is a healthy debate about how much a new ICBM will cost the US Air Force. One question is whether to base the new missile in silos or consider something more … exotic.
Jeffrey and Aaron take a light-hearted look at basing modes discussed during 1980s when the American defense community last confronted this question.
We argue about our favorite silly basing modes from ICBM BASING OPTIONS: A SUMMARY OF MAJOR STUDIES TO DEFINE A SURVIVABLE BASING CONCEPT FOR ICBMS (December 1980.) You should totally print it out and follow along.