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Safeguard ABM system

Definition/Scope: A 1970s national missile defense proposal involving the deployment of up to twelve sites, of long-range and short-range anti-ballistic missile (ABM) missiles to provide a limited defense in depth against incoming ballistic or fractional-orbital bombardment missiles.

Broader Terms:

antimissile missile

Related Terms:

National Missile Defense

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