One reason Air Force 'Big Stick' nuclear missiles can't outrun trouble: They're really old

  • by: ROBERT BURNS , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 8, 2014 - 12:35 PM

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — The Air Force asserts with pride that the nation's nuclear missile system, more than 40 years old and designed during the Cold War to counter the now-defunct Soviet Union, is safe and secure. None has ever been used in combat or launched accidentally.

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