Oh, well, the magic number is actually 150km (and the missile in question flew 183km in a test run). I don't know why that's the limit. The distance to Israel is a bit more than twice that limit, so maybe that had something to do with it.Originally posted by junior
(Personally, I'm not certain why 93 miles is the magic number on missile ranges. Anyone care to fill me in? Otherwise, I'm not overly concerned about a missile that can go 20 miles further.)
And even if they didn't have time, they would still have submarines and other deployment options to launch an all out counter attack. Deterrance!Originally posted by Quarto
In the real world, the closest either side had to a doomsday device was the simple fact that even in the case of an all-out attack, they'd have enough time before impact to launch an all-out counter-attack.