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Yes to Nukes. No to Silos.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shouldn't be afraid to acknowledge the obvious: ICBMs are obsolete.
Today's nuclear missiles, like these ones, should be historical artifacts. Source: Central Press via Getty Images

Intercontinental ballistic missiles armed with nuclear warheads are the most fearsome weapons devised by man -- and today among the least useful. In his review of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, prompted by personnel problems, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shouldn't be afraid to step back and acknowledge the obvious: Land-based missiles are obsolete.

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