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An intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, is a very long-range (greater than 5,500 km or 3,500 miles) ballistic missile typically designed for nuclear weapons delivery, that is, delivering one or more nuclear warheads. Due to their great range and firepower, in an all-out nuclear war, submarine and land-based ICBMs would carry most of the destructive force, with nuclear-armed bombers the remainder.

ICBMs are differentiated by having greater range and speed than other ballistic missiles: intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs), short-range ballistic missiles, and the newly-named theatre ballistic missiles. Categorizing missiles by range is necessarily subjective and the boundaries are chosen somewhat arbitrarily, and so exact boundaries between range classes are not (and never can be) authoritative except within a community which has agreed to a set of definitions.

The five nations with permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council currently have operational ICBM systems: Russia, the United States, France [1], the United Kingdom, and People's Republic of China. India has IRBMs but is developing ICBMs (see India and weapons of mass destruction#Missiles). Pakistan has IRBMs but is also researching ICBMs (see Pakistan and weapons of mass destruction#Missiles). North Korea is believed to be developing an ICBM[2]; two tests of somewhat different developmental missiles in 1998 and 2006 were not fully successful.[3][4]

In 1991, the United States and Russia agreed in the START I treaty to reduce their deployed ICBMs and attributed warheads.

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