Accession Number : ADA584347


Title :   Proliferation of Precision Strike: Issues for Congress


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Huiss, Randy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a584347.pdf


Report Date : 14 May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : Iron emerged in the eighth century B.C., helping to usher in the use of cavalry instead of chariots. Today s new technologies, including the development of precision-guided weaponry, have given rise to new methods of war fighting, thus bringing dramatic change to the operational battlefield. As will other decision makers, Members of Congress will confront significant challenges in making their choices about how to adapt to the continually evolving environment, particularly with respect to what are called precision strike capabilities.


Descriptors :   *ARMS CONTROL , *STRIKE WARFARE , BATTLEFIELDS , CAVALRY , DECISION MAKING , PRECISION


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE