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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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manjumicha - 11:05am Nov 6, 2002 EST
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I will check them later but for now gotta go...later
rshow55 - 11:29am Nov 6, 2002 EST
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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.
That was the big secret problem people were most interested in - though there were other much less secret, but sensitive problems - including one on coupled differential equations - and some other things.
People felt, quite simply, that if the Russians cracked that one before us, they could shoot down everything we flew within months - and their attitude about it might be judged better if you've recently seen, or remember, the movie Thirteen Days - about the Cuban missile crisis.
I've been trying to bring in that information, according to Casey's instructions since the early 90's (and Casey gave reasonable instructions) - since 1996, in interaction with the TIMES - and finally, after gisterme said to go ahead - and after plenty of effort to get the information in through channels - I put it on the web. Because finally, that seemed the thing I could do that was most in the national interest.
That "secret" was GOING to be discovered - and destabilize MANY assumptions and military balances - and to disclose it was to diffuse some key risks - rather than leave a "time bomb" laying around, to go off at random and maybe destroy the world.
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