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    Missile Defense

Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI all over again?

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lunarchick - 08:37am Mar 27, 2001 EST (#1570 of 1572)

Showalter 'e-ed' some interesting links - nite!

rshowalter - 08:52am Mar 27, 2001 EST (#1571 of 1572) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

She sure did ! There is A LOT of information around on the internet -- and the main cost is reading it -- assimilating it all.

A piece of the enemies "classified" information (which may be disinformation) comes to you days-weeks-years late, is fragmetary, and may cost hundreds of dollars a word -- and there is precious little of it, and you don't know how it fits, and can't trace that.

Some trade !


Clear's safer. And significant things are getting harder to hide all the time.

rshowalter - 08:57am Mar 27, 2001 EST (#1572 of 1572) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

A little work on Markov chain statistical usages, to go with LSA statistical usages, a little more experience, and just a little time for computer power to get cheaper --- and it will be harder still.

The major nation states ought to cut out most of the cops and robbers, and learn about each other -- enough to cooperate, or compete, peacefully.

Life's too complicated for anybody to "invade" anybody else, in any way that makes much sense.

Everybody would be a whole lot richer and safer.

And if we don't - with nuclear instabilities as they are, and with cocksure, insanely misguided people walking around, on both (all sides) and with the equipment degenerate . . . the world could end.

Seems to me like a good reason for us to learn to talk. And learn to lie less.

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