Milestones Jul. 4, 2005

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DIED. BERNARD SCHRIEVER, 94, German-born retired general who led the development of the U.S. Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which could deliver a nuclear bomb from thousands of miles away; in Washington. Schriever, who also helped develop the Air Force's space program, streamlined its high-tech weaponry operations and oversaw the development of the Atlas, Titan, Thor and Minuteman missiles at the height of the cold war in the 1950s and '60s, when building the ICBM was the military's highest priority.

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