AMERICAN SCENE: The ABM Temple at Grand Forks

ALTHOUGH no device of war has caused more debate in recent years than the anti-ballistic missile system, few Americans have any notion of what it looks like. Nor are they likely to. Thanks to the SALT agreement signed with the Soviet Union, only two ABM sites would be constructed in the U.S.: one near Washington, D.C., to protect the nation's decision-making center; and the other near the remote town of Grand Forks, N. Dak., to defend the retaliatory might of 150 Minuteman ICBMs targeted at the Soviet Union and China. Only the site in North Dakota is under construction....

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