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Nazi engineer and Disney space advisor Wernher Von Braun helped give
us rocket science. Today, the legacy of military aeronautics
has many manifestations from SDI to advanced ballistic missiles. Now there is a controversial push for a new missile defense system.
What will be the role of missile defense in the new geopolitical
climate and in the new scientific era?
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rshowalt - 05:08am Oct 4, 2000 EDT (#374 of 396)
Signatories of the Global Security Institute appeal as of October 2, 2000 seem well worth listing, because I find the list hopeful:
Maya Angelou, Poet, Author
Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Laureate, Economics
Marc Benioff, Chairman, Salesforce.com
Hans Bethe, Nobel Peace Laureate; Physicist, Manhattan Project
Eli Broad, Chairman and CEO, Sun America, Inc.
Pierce Brosnan, Actor, Producer
Betty Bumpers, Founder and President, Peace Links
President Jimmy Carter
Liz Claiborne, Co-Founder, Liz Claiborne, Inc.
Joe Costello, Chairman & CEO, think3
Senator Alan Cranston, President, Global Security Institute
James Crowe, CEO, Level 3 Communications, Inc.
Admiral William J. Crowe Jr., U.S.N. (Ret.), Director, BioPort Corp.; Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Lester Crown, Chairman, Executive Committee, General Dynamics Corporation
Rob DeSantis, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Ariba, Inc.
Alan M. Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
Michael Douglas, Actor, Producer, UN Messenger of Peace
Richard Dreyfuss, Actor
Peter Drucker, Writer; Professor of Social Science and Management, Claremont Graduate School
Gloria Duffy, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Freeman J. Dyson, Professor Emeritus Mathematical Physics and Astrophysics, Institute for Advanced Study
Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund
Mia Farrow, Mother, Actress
Joe Firmage, CEO, Project Voyager; Former CEO, US Web
Harrison Ford, Actor
Seth Glickenhaus, Sr. Partner, Glickenhaus & Co.
General Andrew Goodpaster, U.S.A. (Ret.), Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
Robert Haas, Chairman of the Board, Levi-Strauss & Co.
William Hambrecht, Chairman and CEO, W.R. Hambrecht & Co.
David Hamburg, President Emeritus, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Hasbro, Inc.
Peter deCourcy Hero, President, Community Foundation Silicon Valley
Father Theodore Hesburgh, Former President, University of Notre Dame
Arnold Hiatt, Former CEO, Stride Rite
Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus, VISA
General Charles Horner, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), Commander, Coalition Air Forces, Desert Storm; Former Commander in Chief, USSPACECOM
Bill Joy, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Sun Microsystems
Jerry Kaplan, Co-Chair, Egghead.com
Henry Kaufman, President, Henry Kaufman Company
Coretta Scott King, Founding President, Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Michael King, Former CEO, King World
Steven Kirsch, Founder, Infoseek; Chairman and Founder, Propel
Ann Landers, Columnist
Gary and Laura Lauder, General Partners, Lauder Partners
William Laughlin, Former Chair, Saga Corporation
Elisabeth Leach, Chairman, Peace Links
Ambassador James Leonard, Director, Washington Council on Nonproliferation; Former Assistant Director, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Kathy Levinson, Former President and COO, E*Trade
Robert McNamara, Former Secretary of Defense
Mike Medavoy, Chairman, Phoenix Pictures
Harry Motro, Chairman, CEO and Founder, Motroventures.com
Ambassador Paul Nitze
Admiral William A. Owens, U.S.N. (Ret.), Co-CEO, Teledesic; Former Vice-Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Kim Polese, Chairman, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Marimba, Inc.
Sally Ride, Astronaut; President, Space.com
Anita Roddick, Chairman, The Body Shop
Tom Rubin, President, Focus Media, Inc.
George F. Russell Jr., Chairman of the Board, Frank Russell Company
Vincent Ryan, CEO, Schooner Capital Corporation
Robert Saldich, Former CEO, Raychem
Marion Sandler, Chairman and CEO, World Savings and Loan Association
Jared Schutz Polis, President,
rshowalt - 05:13am Oct 4, 2000 EDT (#375 of 396)
Jared Schutz Polis, President, JPS International
Sarah Sewall, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
Martin Sheen, Actor
Jeffrey Skoll, Vice President, eBay
George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management
John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
Admiral Stansfield Turner, U.S.N. (Ret.), Former Director of Central Intelligence; Former Commander in Chief, Allied Southern Forces, Europe
Paul Volcker, Former Chair, Federal Reserve Board
Frederick A. Wang, Former President and COO, Wang Laboratories, Inc.
Steve Westly, Senior International Vice President, eBay
Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Laureate, Author
Herb York, Senior U.S. Arms Control Advisor; Former Director, Livermore Laboratory
Alejandro Zaffaroni, Founder and Director, Alza Corporation
George Zimmer, CEO, Men’s Wearhouse
rshowalt - 05:23am Oct 4, 2000 EDT (#376 of 396)
At the Responsible Security Organization lunch in Boston, prior to the debate, there was some very plain language for the candidates, delivered by people as informed as people can be
lunarchick - 02:20am Oct 5, 2000 EDT (#377 of 396)
Barrier Reef - not the place4 - NUKE SUBs !
From the link :
"The current hair-trigger alert deployment of nuclear weapons directly threatens
voters’ personal security while unprecedented opportunities for deep cuts in nuclear
arsenals with Russia could provide more safety. Despite their impact on all
Americans, the burning nuclear issues facing America and the next president have
not been adequately addressed by the candidates. Although some vague proposals on
missile defense have been mentioned, neither campaign has articulated its position
on the contradiction between the formally stated U.S. policy of relying on nuclear
weapons for the foreseeable future and the U.S.’s legal commitments – reiterated as
recently as May 19 2000 at the United Nations – to work for the global elimination of
Interesting that a country such as America with a reputation for legal action after minor infringements .... isn't into pre-emptive claims!
joneseytimes - 04:18am Oct 5, 2000 EDT (#378 of 396)
what does this mean?
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