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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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lunarchick - 08:47pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5733 of 5747)

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a willingness to continuously examine one’s own assumptions, beliefs, and practices

Living in a world of change flexibily and willingnes to address change, to create new plans, to not blame others rather look and deal with data, information, facts, truths, to develop ideas using widsom

see also

rshow55 - 08:49pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5734 of 5747) 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.

International law, and standards of international decency, are under discussion - and, with some good sense and decency - weapons of mass destruction - in any hands - should be on the way out. The US military, taken as a whole - would like to get rid of them. For sound military reasons - and human reasons as well.

The process of dealing with the Iraqi situation - handled badly - would endanger the United States, and other nations in the world.

The same process - handled well - could and should serve to make the world a safer, more stable place - and serve to protect all people of good will -- including Americans.

I'm hopeful. And I'm certain that the situation is complicated enough that truth, and human decency, are our best hopes.

International law is in the process of being redefined and renegotiated - and in some ways that seems to be going very well.

If the Iraqis face up to some of their obligations, we should, too. And it is likely that the world will insist that we do.

- - - The tactics of "the poster" in his various guises bear study - as we get clearer on how dehumanization works - and how, for communication, we have to learn to avoid those tactics of dehumanization.

. What, Me Worry About Insults? By THOMAS VINCIGUERRA
MD 5470 rshow55 11/5/02 7:58am

The stakes are too high - and things are too hopeful, for leaders to be distracted by insults.
MD5555-5556 rshow55 11/8/02 5:56pm

lunarchick - 08:51pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5735 of 5747)

Interesting how the US does the research, comes up with many theories, and yet fails to apply them to MD.

If as implied above much of the MD area is filled with redudancy ... then were American Theory applied MD would be pruned back to functionality ... to a point sufficiency. With zero tolerancey ... it would lead to the scrapping and removal of most MD

So how to redeploy the budget and workforce into projects that do MATTER for mankind?

lunarchick - 09:06pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (# 5736 of 5747)

Showalter was looking at Vision Assumption Mission Goals here along with SWOT(r) Strengths Weakness Opportunity Threats/risk

So how to turn a Threat into an Opportunity will be all the buzz in Iraq this week!

Looking around one notes that the University of Hong Kong has taken on the role of 'project' developer (along AEI lines Showalter) .. their then working the new throughout the whole of Chinese 'process'.

HK engineering UNI

UK Further Education reconsiders itself

And a PARK in Canada links its internal environment with the external one ... noting the need for a plan .... without planning it might be sucked into a 'black hole' where the threat and risk is the extinction of species. !

Countries at war with themselves and others are lost to the same.

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