In a worst-case scenario, the United States could be left without a launch vehicle needed to deploy national security space payloads within the next several years.
The ongoing turbulence within national security space policy is reviewed in a new report from the Congressional Research Service. See National Security Space Launch at a Crossroads, May 13, 2016.
Other new and updated CRS reports include the following.
The Nunn-McCurdy Act: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress, updated May 12, 2016
Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy, updated May 13, 2016
“Sense of” Resolutions and Provisions, updated May 16, 2016