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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 - 08:50pm Jul 29, 2001 EST (#7584 of 7605)

Showalter - checking around re the mission statements - Vision mission objective goals - of a few organisations pertinent to this thread.

Student case study:

lunarchick - 09:13pm Jul 29, 2001 EST (#7585 of 7605)

RS see Professor Laurent El Ghaoui re Robust Optimization Project

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lunarchick - 09:23pm Jul 29, 2001 EST (#7586 of 7605)

Standardisation, quality, sharing process ..

Russian rocket engine successfully tested at Marshall

SPS refers to the signal-in-space provided free of direct user charges for peaceful civil, commercial, and scientific use on a continuous, worldwide basis

lunarchick - 09:41pm Jul 29, 2001 EST (#7587 of 7605)

Via a net search it should be possible to look, via annual report, at the spectum-list below and determine either their stated mission (what is it they set out to do, and how) or an ethical statement as per professionals - Setting what they aim to do, and in the spirit done - as against what they are doing - and the potential + - ethical effects.
So, how close to, or far from, are Organisations (comprised of individuals) and individual professionals, to their initial motivating reason d'etre.
Most bright eyed bushy tailed kids set out as idealists on their chosen careers ... have the Organisations they're attatched to served them well?

Brookings Institution - audited/investigated
Engineer course/Professional ethics
General Electric
Heritage Foundation
Lockheed Martin
NORAD, the Canadian-American defence organization
Project Ploughshares

Their mission statement is an 'ideal' ... do these guys (above) live up to this?

lunarchick - 09:45pm Jul 29, 2001 EST (#7588 of 7605)

Basic confict might be seen in that These guys want to make money from weapons contracts: Boeing, Carlye, Lockheed, Westinghouse ...

whereas others are opposed to activities that have inhuman applications:

The logic has to be for those working to destroy humanity to start acting to build it!

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