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ICBM

abbr.
intercontinental ballistic missile
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ICBM

abbreviation for
(Military) intercontinental ballistic missile: a missile with a range greater than 5500 km
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ICBM

or I.C.B.M.,

intercontinental ballistic missile.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ICBM - a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
ballistic missile - a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
Minuteman - a strategic weapon system using a guided missile of intercontinental range; missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads and dispersed in hardened silos
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Translations

ICBM

[ˌaɪsiːbiːˈɛm] n abbr (=intercontinental ballistic missile) → ICBM m, engin m balistique à portée intercontinentale
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ICBM

[ˌaɪsiːbiːˈɛm] n abbr =intercontinental ballistic missileICBM m inv
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"The ICBMs are the least survivable, so it seems like that would be the place to cut."
The Trump administration initially refused to believe it, but later acknowledged that North Korea had, in fact, launched an ICBM. ICBMs are regarded as a direct threat to the U.S.
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There are valid reasons why ICBMs have remained a prominent feature of America's nuclear force for several decades.
If the nation decides to retain ICBMs in the 2040s and beyond, the answers to three key questions will largely drive the desired force size and characteristics, although several other metrics (cost, in-flight survivability, payload, and so forth) also are relevant:
India conducted the fourth, fifth and sixth tests of its indigenously-developed Agni-5 nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
North Korea showcased its burgeoning ballistic missile program last year through numerous tests, including three ICBMs. The third test in November demonstrated North Korea's theoretical ability to hit a target anywhere in the continental U.S.
North Korea built the ICBMs in response to the proximity of US presence, the 'defense' missiles in their South Korea bases.
It was planned at that time that a new 13th missile division comprising five regiments armed with Barguzin rail-mobile ICBM complexes would become operational in Russia's Strategic Missile Force in the early 2020s.
Bruce Blair, a Princeton specialist on nuclear disarmament who once served as an ICBM launch control officer, says the president would have at most 10 minutes to decide whether to fire America's own land-based ICBMs at Russia.