Conventional prompt global strike (CPGS) is a military option under consideration by the U.S. Department of Defense. This book, the final report from the National Research Council's Committee on Conventional Prompt Global Strike Capability, analyzes proposed CPGS systems and evaluates the potential role CPGS could play in U.S. defense.
U.S. Conventional Prompt Global Strike provides near-, mid-, and long-term recommendations for possible CPGS development, addressing the following questions:
Table of Contents
|2 Military Issues||27-60|
|3 Political, International, Policy, and Doctrinal Issues||61-86|
|4 Technology Issues||87-137|
|5 Assessment of Conventional Prompt Global Strike Options - Synthesis||138-146|
|6 Key Questions and Major Findings and Recommendations||147-164|
|Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations||165-170|
|Appendix B: Letter from Senators Inouye and Stevens||171-174|
|Appendix C: Committee and Staff Biographies||175-182|
|Appendix D: Statement of Task and Congressional Language||183-184|
|Appendix E: Interim Letter Report to Congress||185-203|
|Appendix F: Summary of Committee Meeting Agendas||204-205|
|Appendix G: The Why and How of Boost-Glide Systems||206-215|
|Appendix H: Cooperative Reduction ofNuclear Ambiguity||216-218|
|Appendix I: The Minuteman Option||219-220|
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