Deterring War, Preserving Peace
The Cold War - an event lasting almost 50 years in human history that caused fear, panic, and distrust during the time of nuclear weapons development in the United States and Soviet Union. Minuteman missiles held the power to destroy civilization, but this destructive force also acted as a nuclear deterrent which maintained peace and prevented war.
Did You Know?
South Dakota’s Minuteman Missile field covered 13,500 square miles. That area is larger then the state of Maryland.