10 January 2013
Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles
Background and Issues
This report provides an overview of the rationale for the Prompt Global Strike Mission (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.
Amy F Woolf