Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues

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This report provides an overview of the rationale for the Prompt Global Strike (PGS) mission and the possible deployment of conventional warheads on long-range ballistic missiles or boost-glide systems. It also reviews the Air Force and Navy efforts to develop these systems and summarizes congressional reaction to these proposals, then provides a more detailed account of the issues raised by these concepts and programs.

Creator(s): Woolf, Amy F.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 5, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Woolf, Amy F.

Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: May 5, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report provides an overview of the rationale for the Prompt Global Strike (PGS) mission and the possible deployment of conventional warheads on long-range ballistic missiles or boost-glide systems. It also reviews the Air Force and Navy efforts to develop these systems and summarizes congressional reaction to these proposals, then provides a more detailed account of the issues raised by these concepts and programs.

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46 pages.

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