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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 - 01:04pm Oct 18, 2002 EST (# 5006 of 5011)
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robkettenburg01 - 01:33pm Oct 18, 2002 EST (# 5007 of 5011)

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manjumicha - 02:49pm Oct 18, 2002 EST (# 5008 of 5011)


The story regarding uniformed brass' conflict with Rummy's gang and how Rummy was about to lose his job before 9/11 changed the dymnamics in his favor has been pretty wide spread public knowledge. Obviously you are too lazy to dig any deeper than your CNN headlines of the moment so why should I bother.

This is getting way too boring and tiresome....

manjumicha - 04:47pm Oct 18, 2002 EST (# 5009 of 5011)

Latest news on NK nukes:

Nk is sitting on 4 million tone of Uranium reserve. And has been using a laser-based enriched uranium seperation technology which is far more compact and effective than centrifuge based one. Now the source of this information is Federation of American Scientists.

I just doubt NK would be content to make "one or two primitive nukes" as NYT and WP have been reporting for the last 8 years. Btw, contrary to NYT and WP's interpretation of NK official's statement that they have "more powerful stuff" to mean just biological and chemical weapons (which are certianly NOT more powerful than atomic bombs, duh), Michael Levy of FAS thinks that they referred to hydorgen bombs which require both plutonium based atomic bomb as the trigger and bigger uranium based shell to create the fusion reaction.

Some of NK's recent activities are geared toward hydrogen bomb making.....not conventional nukes which after all in their view are old news by at least 10 years.

mazza9 - 05:06pm Oct 18, 2002 EST (# 5010 of 5011)
"Quae cum ita sunt" Caesar's Gallic Commentaries

Mel Brooke's "History of the World. Part 1" introduces the regal perogative which has been observed throughout history. As the French King he says, "It's good to be the king!" When a young lady rejects his advances he reminds her that he has her father in the dungeon. The impasse is broken and the options are elucidated when he suggests to her that she must choose, "Hump or Death!"

The diplomatic reality of a Kim Il Jong or Saddam Hussein with a nuclear caability is no joke. They've killed their own children to acquire these weapons. To what end?

You commie pinkos vilify the United States because you are jealous of NK and Iraq's power. You know that were you "king of the world" the Titanic wouldn't sink! Good luck! I, for one, don't want to see anyone dead from this folly. The United States has done it before in several world wars and we'll do it again to save mankind!!!

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