A long-awaited, congressionally mandated study by the National Research Council over conventional prompt global strike (PGS) capabilities challenges lawmakers’ resistance to a proposed Conventional Trident Missile (CTM) and calls on Capitol Hill to free up money for PGS research. “The committee believes that there exist plausible scenarios in which CTM would be a valuable and reasonably early addition to U.S. military capabilities, and that CTM should be deployed as quickly as possible, ...

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