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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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rshowalter - 09:40pm Jul 28, 2001 EST (#7560 of 7562) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

I hope Russians, Americans, and others enjoy the beautiful and wonderful links from Dawn Riley's MD7544 lunarchick 7/28/01 5:18pm ...:

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rshowalter - 09:44pm Jul 28, 2001 EST (#7561 of 7562) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

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rshowalter - 04:48am Jul 29, 2001 EST (#7562 of 7562) Delete Message
Robert Showalter contains this:

" There's a problem with long and complex. And another problem with short. . . . . The long and the short of it, I think, is that you need both long and short."

In the end - I'd like to help get across some simple messages:

1. Missile defense is not only a bad strategic idea -- it is also a huge technical fraud, with no technical viability whatsoever, and that can be shown in public.

2. The US military industrial complex is now, in decisive ways, fundamentally fraudulent and corrupt.

3. For a while, the rest of the world has to take responsibility for action without dependence on the cooperation of the United States, or deference to its good judgement, until some basic issues in the United States get righted.

The problem with these messages is not that they are complicated, but that people are not yet ready to hear them, in ways that can let them "detonate" through the culture, as true ideas, at the right time, can do. But people are more ready than before. The flow of the news, and editorial opinion, in this paper and many others, worldwide, illustrates that.

Let me cite a poem, that I feel is fairly concise, on the issue of "detonation" -- Chain Breakers . . . .

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