Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What can we do when we wake up to Star Wars

And Darth Cheney is our captain?
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A Center for Defense Information Analysis: (Cool site via Steve Bates)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Pentagon's fiscal year 2008 (FY 08) budget request funds slightly more than $1 billion in programs that could provide anti-satellite and space-based weapons capabilities, according to a new analysis by the Center for Defense Information (CDI).

In the absence of a clear national strategy to secure the future use of space, the development and testing of such technologies and the deployment of dual-use capabilities without rules of the road for their operations will threaten other nations and drive U.S. policy toward space weaponization.

According to CDI Director Theresa Hitchens, one of the report's authors, “Congress must become more aware of these efforts, and ensure that such programs do not go forward without in-depth scrutiny of their purposes and possible long-term impacts on U.S. space security.”

Because I wouldn't doubt the neocons would love to own space, too. And of course we have to stay ahead of the Chinese....


whig said...

That's not a moon!

ellroon said...

It's a space station!!!