Weapons: Fast Bus to Russia

Well aware of rising concern about Russia's growing missile strength and its apparent development of an orbital bombing system, the Pentagon moved last week to assure critics that the U.S. was not about to surrender its strategic weapons superiority. To counter the Soviet threat, Defense Department Research Director John Foster revealed, the U.S. is developing a "space bus" that can streak over enemy territory dropping thermonuclear warheads on each of many targets.

Launched into a ballistic trajectory by either a Minuteman III or a submarine-borne.Poseidon missile, the bus will be equipped with...

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