14 November 1958: ICBM Revisions

This draft revision reflects an evolving assessment of the role of ICBMs in major war. Section 5(d) (titled 5(c) in the previous draft of 2 October 1957) previously stated that “the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will not be in use operationally by either side” in a general war. In this version, that assessment has been revised: Section 5(d) now states that ICBMs and submarine-launched missiles “will be in use operationally by both sides.”

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"Conditions Under Which Mobilization Might Take Place, CSC 1/57, Draft Revision," 14 Nov. 1958, LAC, RG 25, vol. 4903, file no. 50115-P-40, part 3.