Report: Conventional Prompt Global Strike Weapons Face Challenges

The U.S. military has been putting research and development funding into conventional prompt global strike weapons, but more studies need to be done on the implications of actually using them, a new report released Sept. 3 said.

Conventional prompt global strike, or CPGS, would have the ability to rapidly deliver — within minutes or hours — warheads armed with explosives anywhere in the world. Military leaders are interested in using them against  “fleeting targets,” or in areas that that are hard to reach, so-called anti-access/area denial scenarios. Continue reading