As technologies for long-range air defense improve and proliferate, the U.S. military has long sought a counter—missile that can strike land-based targets from hundreds of miles away. In the mid-1990s, the U.S. Air Force and Navy partnered to develop the AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), but it was not deployed until 2009 and had limited range due to its Teledyne J402 turbojet engine.  Now the Pentagon believes it has  a more effective weapon in the ...

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