The Reason We Need The MX Missile System Is That The Missiles We Currently Have In The Ground Are The Minuteman Model, Which Is Very Old.

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The reason we need the MX missile system is that the missiles we
currently have in the ground are the Minuteman model, which is very
old. The Defense Department can't even remember where half of them
are. Insects have built nests in them. People have built houses
directly over the silos. What this means, of course, is that if we
ever needed them to help obliterate all human life on the planet, they
could be a real embarrassment. I mean, maybe YOU'RE comfortable with
the prospect of missiles that are supposed to represent you barging
over the North Pole trailing shreds of polyester carpeting from some
recreation room in South Dakota, but your strategic defense planners
are not.
-- Dave Barry, "At Last, the Ultimate Deterrent Against
Political Fallout"