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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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rshow55 - 10:57pm Mar 26, 2002 EST (#862 of 868) Delete Message

I believe that Eisenhower, looking at current circumstances, would welcome the independent checking involved. Wide distribution of true information tends to favor the defense -- and stability.

mazza9 - 11:42pm Mar 26, 2002 EST (#863 of 868)
Louis Mazza

This week's issue of Aviation Week reports that the ABL is behind schedule and a full up operational test will not be achieved until 2004.

Please excuse me for changing the subject, or rather for posting



lchic - 02:07am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#864 of 868)

    The Nostradamus Prophecy is an extensively documented, well-paced thriller which unblinkingly stares into the abyss of nuclear terrorism. In this thinking person's novel, the tightly woven plot takes the reader on a journey exploring the modern concept of asymetrical warfare and its consequences.

lchic - 02:14am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#865 of 868)

If it's nuclear-prophecy you're putting on the board mAzzA then here's more:

    How Nostradamus names President of USA Clinton and President of China Jiang Zemin
Prophetic question -
"Why is Nostradamus shunning BUSH - who really is out to END the known-world"

lchic - 07:12am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#866 of 868)

SETI, a private non-profit organization sponsored by the U.S. government, NASA .... has been monitoring radio signals for the past 40 years in the hope of picking up a transmission from outer space.

?$ sponsored $?

What do the aliens say about 'ending the cold war' ?

lchic - 07:18am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#867 of 868)

China: nuclear : The government recently issued new rules to restrict exports of nuclear weapons and technology, pledging not to transfer such materials to countries that are opposed to international safeguards. "China does not advocate, encourage or engage in the proliferation of nuclear weapons, nor does it help countries develop nuclear weapons," the regulations said, according to Xinhua.

    The State Department applauded Chinese actions, calling them "substantial" and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs,Stanley Roth told a Senate committee that the U.S. sees "a positive evolution of China's attitudes and actions. .. Engagement has led to visible and significant changes in our relationship with China."
    In another development, China has agreed to return to its U.S. manufacturer a supercomputer that the U.S. charged may have been diverted for military use. China acted after the matter was raised by Secretary Albright in discussions with Foreign Minister Qian. State Department spokesman James Foley said Beijing viewed the diversion as a legal transaction, but "understood and were sensitive to our concerns." He said: "We are pleased with the rapid response and cooperation of the Chinese Government. We regard China's willingness to engage this problem as a positive indicator for future actions with China on technology transfers." Some U.S. business groups have been calling for an easing of technology export restrictions to enable greater exports to China and alleviate the trade imbalance. ] Meanwhile, State Department officials have been testifying before Congress regarding efforts by lawmakers to introduce legislation to influence China policy. The China Policy Act of 1997 would include provisions regarding weapons proliferation, the sale of prison labor products, religious persecution and other issues. The Freedom from Religious Persecution Act would shut off all but humanitarian aid and require opposition to multilateral offenders and that the White House establish an office to monitor its provisions.

lchic - 07:32am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#868 of 868)

A stroll through the human gallery :,8542,669680,00.html

and now for the mind ..

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