Lawmakers allow Pentagon's intermediate-range missile developments to move forward

By Justin Doubleday / December 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM
The compromise fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill allows the Defense Department to continue developing and testing conventional, ground-launched missiles with ranges in excess of limits set by a now-abandoned treaty, while lawmakers want more information on DOD's plans for the weapons before approving their procurement and deployment. The bill released by House and Senate conference negotiators this week scales back a provision included in the House's original legislation that would have prohibited research and development of ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles...

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