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Summary of Committee Meeting Agendas

The Committee on Conventional Prompt Global Strike Capability first convened in February 2007 and held additional meetings and site visits over a period of 8 months, as summarized below:

  • February 22-23, 2007, in Washington, D.C. First full committee meeting: Briefings on policy, requirements, supporting enablers, and technology plans for conventional prompt global strike from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; U.S. Strategic Command; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs; U.S. Air Force Space Command; and Defense Intelligence Agency.

  • March 15, 2007, in Washington, D.C. First subcommittee meeting (a makeup of the first full committee meeting for members not in attendance): Briefings on policy, requirements, supporting enablers, and technology plans for conventional prompt global strike from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; U.S. Strategic Command; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs; and U.S. Air Force Space Command.

  • March 16, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Second subcommittee meeting: Briefings on intelligence capabilities for conventional prompt global strike from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and U.S. Strategic Command.

  • March 22-23, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Second full committee meeting: Briefings on short-, mid-, and long-term options for conventional prompt global strike, as well as policy and technical concerns associated with each, from congressional staff, U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Congres-



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F Summary of Committee Meeting Agendas The Committee on Conventional Prompt Global Strike Capability first con- vened in February 2007 and held additional meetings and site visits over a period of 8 months, as summarized below: • February 22-23, 2007, in Washington, D.C. First full committee meeting: Briefings on policy, requirements, supporting enablers, and technology plans for conventional prompt global strike from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; U.S. Strategic Command; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs; U.S. Air Force Space Command; and Defense Intelligence Agency. • March 15, 2007, in Washington, D.C. First subcommittee meeting (a makeup of the first full committee meeting for members not in attendance): Briefings on policy, requirements, supporting enablers, and technology plans for conventional prompt global strike from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; U.S. Strategic Command; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs; and U.S. Air Force Space Command. • March 16, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Second subcommittee meeting: Briefings on intelligence capabilities for conventional prompt global strike from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and U.S. Strategic Command. • March 22-23, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Second full committee meet- ing: Briefings on short-, mid-, and long-term options for conventional prompt global strike, as well as policy and technical concerns associated with each, from congressional staff, U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee; Congres- 20

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205 APPENDIX F sional Research Service; U.S. Strategic Command; U.S. Air Force Space Com- mand; U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; and U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Technical Center. In addition, Dr. Pavel Podvig, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; Dr. Theodore Postol, Security Studies Program, Massachu- setts Institute of Technology; and Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, New America Foundation, provided in a data-gathering session open to the public their views on international security, arms control, and technical issues related to conventional prompt global strike. • May 10-11, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Third full committee meeting: Briefings on deterrence aspects, treaty implications, policy and operational per- spectives, and geospatial intelligence from the Department of Defense, Depart- ment of State, and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. • June 12-13, 2007, in San Diego, California. Fourth full committee meet- ing: Briefings on requirements and doctrine, military unity, and submarine opera- tions from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Defense, U.S. Strategic Command, and U.S. Pacific Fleet. • July 1-15, 2007, in San Diego, California. Fifth full committee meeting: Briefings on the Conventional Trident Modification and weapon-on-target effec- tiveness from the U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Sandia National Laboratories, and Office of the Sec- retary of Defense. • August -10, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Sixth full committee meeting: Briefings from the Department of Defense on scenarios for conventional prompt global strike and briefings from industry (Alliant Techsystems, Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, and Ray- theon Corporation) on potential conventional prompt global strike alternatives. • September 17-21, 2007, in Irvine, California. Seventh full committee meeting: Committee deliberations and report drafting.