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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    Missile Defense

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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lchic - 10:57pm Oct 30, 2003 EST (# 16010 of 16032)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

Military Historians might Transpose (below) to thread etiquette

" In democratic America it was considered that during the course of a Ball all present were on an equal social footing. The host (and/or hostess) would receive respect due to position and service and a visiting dignitary might be briefly acknowledged and honored, but by and large all would be considered as equals - at least for the evening.

.... our interest is in creating an atmosphere that includes rather than excludes so that all can enjoy, experience and learn together .... "


lchic - 11:00pm Oct 30, 2003 EST (# 16011 of 16032)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

Elsewhere etiquette

lchic - 11:12pm Oct 30, 2003 EST (# 16012 of 16032)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

RU USA relations

In the spring of 1999, when U.S.-Russian relations had reached one of the lowest points in the post-Soviet period, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in Russia launched parallel working groups in Washington and Moscow. U.S.-Russian Relations at the Turn of the Century, the final report from those meetings, provides analyses and guidelines for improving troubled relations between the two superpowers. Calling for renewed broad engagement and for rebuilding the relationship on a more realistic basis, this work sets key points in the agenda as policy makers and the two countries face new political leadership.

Synopsis Two reports published here are the product of a unique project involving leading US and Russian policy analysts and former senior government officials working in US-Russian relations. Reports provide US and Russian assessments of the state of the US-Russian relationship and its prospects, as well as guidelines for its improved management. Reports are presented in English and Russian. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

What People Are Saying Ricahrd G. Lugar

These parallel reports from Washington and Moscow provide a valuable and unique opportunity to compare the views of leading American and Russian experts and former officials on the troubled state of U.S.-Russian relations and their prescriptions for starting to repair them.

(Richard G. Lugar United States Senator)

These reports highlight the U.S. stakes in Russia and in a healthy outcome to Russia's difficult transition. In this connection, they underscore the importance of reversing the growing estrangement between Washington and Moscow and getting the relationship back on track.

(Lt. General (Ret.) Brent Scowcroft Former National Security Advisor to President George Bush)

cantabb - 11:28pm Oct 30, 2003 EST (# 16013 of 16032)

mazza9 - 09:52pm Oct 30, 2003 EST (# 16001 of 16011)

I have Robert, Looney and Cantabb blocked but I'm lurkin' and do show the occassional curiosity.

Good fer ya !

'Curiosity' and 'lurkin'' ? Or, just do some whinin' ?

Maybe you need to avoid the aggida and block whomever!

Another gratuitous advice from another admitted 'lurker'.

bluestar23 - 11:30pm Oct 30, 2003 EST (# 16014 of 16032)

BUCHAREST (AFP) Oct 11, 2003

Romania on Friday denied it was holding talks with the United States on installing a missile defense system against a potential attack from Iran.

Germany's Sueddeutsche newspaper quoted US diplomatic sources as saying the US government was concerned Iran is developing a satellite program and could therefore probably fire intercontinental missiles.

Analysts quoted by the newspaper speculated that Washington was holding talks with Romania and Bulgaria on bilateral agreements to station missiles in the countries as a NATO-wide agreement would be difficult.

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