National Security Space Launch, and More from CRS

05.17.16 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

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.

Fact Sheet: Selected Highlights of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909), May 12, 2016

The Nunn-McCurdy Act: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress, updated May 12, 2016

Presidential References to the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Publicly Available Executive Actions and Reports to Congress, May 11, 2016

Libya: Transition and U.S. Policy, updated May 13, 2016

“Sense of” Resolutions and Provisions, updated May 16, 2016