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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

You Guys Go Ahead..

...I'll Watch from the Moon

As the 'war on terror' continues, the Bush administration is once again doing all it can to make us feel safer.

The New York Times is reporting that the Air Force, and the White House, are taking steps to make it possible to deploy offensive weapons in Earth orbit.

The militarization of space (look, satellites are 'defensive' weapons) has long been a big no-no. I recall as a kid a stamp that pledged to keep space peaceful.

I guess Rumsfeld didn't collect stamps.

Anyway, sleep better knowing this:

"We haven't reached the point of strafing and bombing from space," Pete Teets, who stepped down last month as the acting secretary of the Air Force, told a space warfare symposium last year. "Nonetheless, we are thinking about those possibilities."

Full article here (reg. required).


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