1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 6, 2019 8:05 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Any information on Pres Bush 41 and the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison.

    Wayne Pfettscher Newbie

      Any info on the Peacekeeper Rail garrison and President Bush 41.

        • Re: Any information on Pres Bush 41 and the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison.
          Jason Atkinson Tracker

          Dear Mr. Pfettscher,

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          A brief summary of the program can be found at the website of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

           

          If you are looking for records of President George H.W. Bush administration relating to Bush’s role in setting policy concerning the development and cancellation of the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Car, you should contact the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  Their website is here and their email address is library.bush@nara.gov

           

          One prominent public example of President Bush’s involvement in the program was his televised speech to the nation on Friday, September 27, 1991.  As part of a speech on nuclear weapons reduction he announced “I am terminating the development of the mobile Peacekeeper ICBM, as well as the mobile portion of the small ICBM program.”  You should be able to request a copy of that speech through the library. A transcript of the speech is also included in a National Defense University case study entitled The Presidential Nuclear Initiatives of 1991–1992.  This case study briefly mentions the cancellation of the program into the broader context of nuclear arms reductions in the early 1990s.

           

          We hope that this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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