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 looks at some concerns that Congress has shown for the PGS program, including the Department of Defenses' rationale for the mission, the Air Force's ability to set up the system in a timely manner, and how the new START Treaty between the US and Russia will affect the system.

Creator(s): Woolf, Amy F.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 6, 2012
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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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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 6, 2012
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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 looks at some concerns that Congress has shown for the PGS program, including the Department of Defenses' rationale for the mission, the Air Force's ability to set up the system in a timely manner, and how the new START Treaty between the US and Russia will affect the system.

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43 pages.

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