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U.S. defense focuses on 1-hour global strike capability

U.S. Air Force Airmen of the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team conducts a controlled detonation on Ali Air Base, Iraq, Nov. 14, 2007. The Airmen unloaded just under 1,800 pounds of expired munitions to ensure they will not be used against U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Snyder)

A heightened focus in Congress and the Pentagon is developing on a weapon that could strike a target anywhere in the world in under an hour, says a new report from the Congressional Research Service described in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

“The interest is driven by both the perceived mission need for conventional prompt strike systems and concerns about falling behind Russia and China in the development of these technologies,” the new report said.

“The United States is pursuing two key technologies for this purpose: boost-glide systems that place a hypersonic glider atop a


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