Overlooked In The QDR…Prompt Global Strike:

by Craig Hooper on January 27, 2010

Surely I can’t be the only Navy-oriented person to notice this little passage in the draft QDR:

“…The Department also plans to experiment with conventional prompt global strike prototypes. Building upon insights developed during the QDR, the Secretary of Defense has ordered a follow-on study to determine what combination of joint persistent surveillance, electronic warfare, and precision-attack capabilities, including both penetrating platforms and stand-off weapons, will be best suited to supporting U.S. power projection operations over the next two to three decades…”

Interesting–and worth noting since Prompt Global Strike–if it happens–is likely to be a Navy mission.

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Jim Dolbow February 9, 2010 at 9:09 am

I think conventional ICBMS is an idea whose time is long overdue. The ability to reach out and touch someone in under 30 minutes is less destabilizing than starting a pre-emptive war to remove some dictator.

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