ICBMs: the basis for all systems in space

ICBMs have been, and continue to be, an essential element of the United States strategic global strike equation. In honor of the 50th ICBM Anniversary, Air Force Space Command public affairs, interviewed four space pioneers in efforts to portray their perspective when the ICBM program was young in years.

The first element to question, what necessitated inter-continental ballistic missiles? Space pioneer and Peacekeeper ICBM program director, retired Lt. Gen. Aloysius Casey, said, “ICBMs were created in response to the threat of a large Soviet Union long range missile program.”