MX'ed Feelings About Missiles

Wanted: a nice home for a 192,000-lb. nuke

Where to put the MX, a 96-ton, six-story-tall behemoth loaded with ten nuclear warheads? That political dilemma has most of official Washington ducking into fallout shelters. Congress last week voted to withhold any additional funding for MX deployment systems until the President decides how and where he wants to install the fearsome rockets. The President will not decide until Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger decides. And Weinberger will not decide until he gets some recommendations from a 15-member expert panel chaired by Charles Townes, a Nobel-prizewinning...

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