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    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 - 11:45am Oct 22, 2002 EST (# 5114 of 5115)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

Long Shadows: Truth, Lies and History / Erna Paris

"" this book is a major text. It shows how truth twisted can come back not only to haunt, but also to destroy those who twisted it in the first place. And it also shows how twisted truths can become the gasoline thrown on the fires of racial, ethnic and national hatred, resulting in conflagrations that do enormous damage, not only to individual societies, but to continents and whole social systems.

Also important, particularly for military ethicists, is the emphasis placed upon the development of international humanitarian law and the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals.

rshow55 - 11:56am Oct 22, 2002 EST (# 5115 of 5115) Delete Message
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

I'm glad the boards are back up !

Bush Says Iraq Can Be Disarmed Peacefully Oct 21, 2002, at 4:09 p.m. ET

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush said on Monday he believed Iraq can be disarmed peacefully, and he was willing to give diplomacy one more try. .
    ``We've tried diplomacy. We're trying it one more time. I believe the free world, if we make up our mind to, can disarm this man peacefully, but if not we have the will and the desire as do other nations to disarm Saddam,'' Bush told reporters at the White House. .
    He said U.S. policy seeking a regime change in Iraq remained, but said if Saddam met all U.N. disarmament demands ``that in itself would signal that the regime has changed.''
Plenty of the past is ugly . . and we can't find justice for all of it - or even attention.

As Its Past Is Exhumed, Russia Turns Away By STEVEN LEE MYERS

"What Memorial has unearthed here, it seems, is evidence not just of Stalin's crimes, but also of Russia's reluctance to come to terms with its Soviet past to this day.

But it seems to me that we can improve on the mess we're in. Radically. Safely. Gracefully. Practically.

With resources we have available.

In a way that makes almost everyone involved feel much better.

Military solutions - and military pressures - have to be part of the mix. Technology is part of that. But nothing like all.

A lot is happening.

Russia 'disappointed' with new Iraq text

Abrupt Amnesty at Iraqi Prisons: A Joy for Many, Grief for Some By JOHN F. BURNS with excellent images in Slide Show: Images of Sudden Freedom and Frenzy

The Great Escapes: Hussein and Mobs Virtually Empty Iraq's Prisons

The President: Bush Declares U.S. Is Using Diplomacy to Disarm Hussein

U.S. Refines Plan for War in Cities

Mass weddings mark Saddam's new term More than 500 couples tied the knot By Caroline Hawley BBC correspondent in Baghdad

Mass weddings have been held in Iraq to mark Saddam Hussein's new term in office. More than 500 couples took

United Nations: U.S. Revises Iraq Resolution, but an Accord Still Eludes It

Displaced Iraqis: Iraqi City Seen as Powder Keg if Hussein Were to Be Ousted

Demonstrators: 13 Protesting Bush's Stance on Iraq Enter U.N. Building

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