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    Missile Defense

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,

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

Walter Cronkite

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.

Francis Hatch

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,

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,

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,

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

Ted Turner

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 nuclear arms."

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)


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