1961: President Kennedy deferred action Mobile Minuteman ICBM force, reduces Titan ICBM force.
President John Kennedy deferred further action on development of the Mobile Minuteman ICBM force (3 squadrons) in favor of 3 more hardened Minuteman ICBM units. He also announced that the planned Titan ICBM force would be reduced by two for a total of 6 Titan I Squadrons and 6 Titan II Squadrons...


By MSgt William Medema
Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2006

  
1961: President Kennedy deferred action Mobile Minuteman ICBM force, reduces Titan ICBM force.
Titan II on strategic alert.


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28 March 1961: President John Kennedy deferred further action on development of the Mobile Minuteman ICBM force (3 squadrons) in favor of 3 more hardened Minuteman ICBM units. He also announced that the planned Titan ICBM force would be reduced by two for a total of 6 Titan I Squadrons and 6 Titan II Squadrons.


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