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Prompt Global Strike: Hit Anywhere on Earth in Under an Hour

Sunday, April 25th, 2010
Posted in Entertainment by Joel Gross

Amazing new technology, dubbed “Prompt Global Strike”, enables the U.S. government to hit anything on earth in under an hour with a cruise missile carrying a huge conventional (non-nuclear) warhead.  These bombs can be directed with GPS to hit a target accurately down to a few feet away.

Lots of problems though with this project:

  • These missiles are very similar to missiles that carry nuclear warheads. If we fire one at North Korea, how does China know that they aren’t about to be nuked and respond in kind?
  • The expense is enormous… all of the research & development, then $60 million per missile.
  • The Pentagon does not have a good plan for deploying it effectively yet.