It’s really hard to take all the “good news” and the “big win” recently in regard to Malmstrom AFB which is near Great Falls, Montana.
Earlier this month, the Air Force announced that they will remove a total of 50 missiles from the three missile bases (Malmstrom, F.E. Warren in Wyoming, and Minot in North Dakota) and place them in storage.
It’s kind of like when you take that TV or microwave and stick it in the corner of the garage or in the spare room – and forget about it.
The Associated Press reported at time, “The resulting launch-ready total of 400 Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles would be the lowest deployed ICBM total since the early 1960s.”
Today nine countries have nukes. Two more, Syria and Iran, would love to get their hands on them.
U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) called placing the 50 missiles in storage “a big win.”