Last MX missile retired

Air Force says farewell to most powerful ICBM

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The deactivation began in October 2002 after President Bush set a plan in motion in 2001 to reduce the country’s missile forces from 6,000 to between 1,700 and 2,200.

The Minuteman III missile remains in service and steps are being taken to upgrade them, some improvements being made with parts of the scrapped MX missiles. Defense Industry Daily has more.