Can you please ask him how it could be clearly seen in 4 states, and where these things come down? Were their multiple rockets launched?
I am explaining, in my own words, what Doug said, so please folks, don't pick this apart. Doug is a retired US Navy officer, served 38 years on boomers and warships. He was on 10 patrols; a couple were back-to-back (88 days x 2 underwater - think about that). I met him when he was a young navigator.
He said that it was pre-targeted to land in the ocean, in a triangulated area , probably a quarter of a mile area wide in the ocean.
The missile is launched on a three stage rocket (2-3 explosions) and the trajectory is not straight up (unlike a land based rocket launch) but in a climbing/curving trajectory so it traveled along at on a west-east path which could be seen for an extended time.
According to the public USS Kentucky report, there was only one missile.
Think of how bright the night shuttle launches in Florida were, but instead of going straight up, it went along a climbing arching liketrajectory path.
So, these are my words on how it was explained to me. I think I have explained it without totally muddling the info.