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On Air Staff and WPM Interns
Mon January 23, 2006
Senators Meet On Weapons
Washington D-C – Senators from Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota met
today (Monday) with the commander of the U-S Strategic Command in
an effort to save the five-hundred nuclear missiles that are housed
in those three states.
Since the end of the Cold War, the U-S military has been
reducing its stockpile of nuclear missiles.
Of the remaining missiles, 150 are overseen by F-E Warren Air
Force Base outside Cheyenne. Additional missiles are housed at
Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and Malmstrom Air Force Base
Some in those states are concerned that a Pentagon review of
military strategy will call for further reduction in missile
levels. That review is due out next month.
Today's meeting wasn't the first attempt to maintain the current
missile levels. A Senate defense bill passed in November called for
keeping the nuclear stockpile at its current level.