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Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues [Updated February 14, 2020]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Conventional prompt global strike (CPGS) weapons may bolster U.S. efforts to deter and defeat adversaries by allowing the United States to attack high-value targets or 'fleeting targets' at the start of or during a conflict. Congress has generally supported the PGS [prompt global strike] mission, but restricted funding for several years. Recently, efforts to develop a long-range prompt strike capability, along with other efforts to develop extremely fast hypersonic weapons, have garnered increased support."

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CRS Report for Congress, R41464
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2020-02-14
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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