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

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Prompt global strike (PGS) would allow the United States to strike targets anywhere on earth with conventional weapons in as little as an hour. This report provides an overview of the rationale for the PGS mission and the possible deployment of conventional warheads on long-range ballistic missiles in support of this mission. It then reviews the Air Force and Navy efforts to develop these systems. It 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: April 21, 2011
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Woolf, Amy F.

Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: April 21, 2011
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Prompt global strike (PGS) would allow the United States to strike targets anywhere on earth with conventional weapons in as little as an hour. This report provides an overview of the rationale for the PGS mission and the possible deployment of conventional warheads on long-range ballistic missiles in support of this mission. It then reviews the Air Force and Navy efforts to develop these systems. It 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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41 pages.

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