Contest #84 Answer: Stanley R. Mickelsen Complex, Nekoma, North Dakota

Another relic of the Cold War, the Safeguard Program was the Anti-Ballistic Missile Program, and this complex in Nekoma, North Dakota was the only operational anti-ballistic missile system ever deployed in the United States.  Dating back to the Sixty’s, this system was designed to protect missile silo’s, not necessarily the population, in the northern plains of the United States and thus preserve the ability to counterstrike.   On Oct. 2, 1975, one day after the Safeguard program became operational, the House of Representatives voted to inactivate the system.  The program continued for 4 months until it was shut down in February, 1976.

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