Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/US_brown.txt
When aircraft are no longer helpless on airfields, they are no longer vulnerable to ICBMs If our SAC bombers were, today, capable of surviving a surprise missile attack and because of infinite dispersion or long endurance had the capability to strike at Russia again, and again, and again, those bombers would unquestionably assure our military dominance.
We would have the means to seek out and destroy the enemy's force- whether it were fixed or mobile.
With such a force of manned bombers we could bring enormous pressure to bear on an enemy, and this pressure would be selective and extremely discriminating.
lack > No need to kill an entire city and all its people because we lack ed the precision and reconnaissance to selectively disarm the enemy's military force.
Our first necessity, at the very outset of war, is post-attack reconnaissance.
In a few years we will have SAMOS (semiautomatic missile observation system).
But in the case of moving targets, and targets which have limited mobility, what will their location be when it is time to destroy them?
What targets have we successfully knocked out?
A ballistic missile cannot, today, tell you if it was successful or unsuccessful.
What targets still remain to be hit?