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Reagan decides on silos in Wyoming for 100 MXs

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Linda Feldmann / November 23, 1982


President Reagan proposed deploying 100 controversial MX nuclear missiles in superhard silos in Wyoming to meet what he called a relentless Soviet military buildup.

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He said the deployment plan, called ''dense pack,'' was aimed at improving the credibility of the US nuclear deterrent and encouraging the Kremlin to negotiate meaningful arms-control measures. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger estimated the dense-pack option could cost $25 billion.