House, Senate authorizers want Pentagon to pursue INF-range missile

By Justin Doubleday / July 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Both the House and Senate are advancing legislation requiring the Pentagon to begin developing a land-based missile system capable of ranges prohibited under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty in response to Russia's alleged violations of the agreement. The House's fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill, passed through the full chamber on July 14, requires the Defense Department to establish a program of record to develop "a conventional road-mobile ground-launched cruise missile system with a range of between 500 to 5,500...

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