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Delivery Systems: Study Questions

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(1) Roughly, how much time does it take an ICBM to reach the USA from Russia?

(2) Define strategic nuclear weapons versus tactical nuclear weapons.

(3) Define the strategic triad of delivery systems.

(4) Distinguish between SRAMs and ALCMs.

(5) Define a "first strike" nuclear attack.

(6) What nuclear weapon has the USA deployed in order to "decapitate" some future enemy?

(7) What is the "Missile Technology Control Regime" and which nations are involved?

(8) Describe the USA fleet of Trident submarines and their capability to wage nuclear war.

(9) Describe the USA ALCM.

(10) Describe the USA MX missile.