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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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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.
The sermon http://www.wisc.edu/rshowalt/sermon.html
is about judgement - - in an uncertain world.
I personally wish that some distinguished Americans would
listen to this sermon. Including the gisterme who is so
often hostile to any workable notion of human empathy or clear
The terrible things that Eisenhower warned against in his
Farewell Address have happened http://www.geocities.com/~newgeneration/ikefw.htm
, and Americans, and people all over the world who care for
decency and survival, have to deal with them.
If American triumphs are to be credited to Americans, some
horrors do to.
The CSIS Board, Counselors, and Advisers include people of
overwhelming influence, achievement, and experience in an
established, interlocking system of trusted and tested people.
I wish people of this level of rank, and with these
associations, would listen to this sermon. Here are some CSIS
Sam Nunn - - David M. Abshire - - Anne
George L. Argyros - - Carla A. Hills -
- Betty Beene - - Ray L. Hunt - - Reginald K. Brack
A. Kissinger - - William E. Brock - - Donald B. Marron -
-Harold Brown - - Felix G. Rohatyn
Zbigniew Brzezinski - -
Charles A. Sanders - - William S. Cohen - - James R.
J. Michael Cook - - William A. Schreyer - -
Ralph Cossa - - Brent Scowcroft - - Douglas N. Daft
Weidenbaum - - Robert A. Day - - Dolores D. Wharton - -Richard
Frederick B. Whittemore - - Michael P. Galvin -
- James Woolsey - - Joseph T. Gorman
Amos A. Jordan - -
John J. Hamre - - Leonard H. Marks - - Robert S. Strauss
William E. Brock - - Henry A.
Kissinger - - Harold Brown - - Sam Nunn
Brzezinski - - James R. Schlesinger - - William S. Cohen
Brent Scowcroft - - Richard Fairbanks
J. Carter Beese - - Amos A.
Jordan - - Bradley D. Belt - - John Kornblum
Bodner - - Robert H. Kupperman - - Stanton H. Burnett - -
Richard R. Burt - - Thomas F. (Mack)
McLarty - - Wesley K. Clark - - Walter Slocombe
Clark, Jr. - - Robert Tyrer - - Arnaud de Borchgrave - -
Diana Lady Dougan - - Luis E. Giusti - -
Fred C. Iklé (Distinguished Scholar in Residence)
John J. Hamre - - Robin
Niblett - - Kurt Campbell - - Brenda W. Palmer - - Erik R.
Judy L. Harbaugh - - Jay C. Farrar - - M. Jon
Bob Ebel - - Paul Hewitt - - Sherman
E. Katz - - Shireen T. Hunter - - James A. Lewis
Montville - - Erik R. Peterson - - William A. Schreyer - -
Anne Solomon Sidney Weintraub
Anthony H. Cordesman - -
Arnaud de Borchgrave - - Kurt Campbell - - Michèle Flournoy
Anne Witkowsky - - Walter Laqueur
J. Stephen Morrison, Director Georges
A. Fauriol Gerrit Gong William T. Breer Ralph Cossa Simon
Serfaty Janusz Bugajski Judith Kipper Celeste A. Wallander
Teresita C. Schaffer Bulent Aliriza, Director
Could these people, who must be, in essential ways "part
of the solution" also be, in other ways, "part of the
With patterns of secrecy and intricate defense in place,
the issue is not effectively discussable.
In dialog with gisterme I've been struck, again and
again, by what I've regarded as an amazing reluctance to admit
that Americans could be even partially at fault for the ills
of the world, or for the agonies of people. I've seen what
I've felt to be a stunning reluctance to consider the
possibility that Americans might have to rethink patterns, and
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