Space Based Weapons Systems

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    The US is reportedly one year away from testing a Mach 22 "aircraft" that can deliver up to 12,000 lbs of weapons on target anywhere on the planet in less than two hours.

    Many countries complain about the possible future US deployment of space weapons systems. Some of these countries, e.g., Russia and China, have a very difficult time countering the strategic and tactical advantages the US gains thereby. They know that competing with the US in this area will be ultra expensive. Other countries, such as Canada, have previously complained about the possible deployment of US space based (or space use) weapons systems because they believe that if the the US foregos deployment then so will the Chinese and Russians. How realistic such an attitude may be is questionable for at least two reasons: arms limitations treaties (e.g., SALT) of the past have done nothing to slow secret weapons development (how can we construct a treaty that is intrinsically unverifiable?); and such an attitude ignores the large strategic and tactical advantages that the US derives from space based and space use platforms and that foregoing deployment means the US must give up these advantages.

    As reported in Russia (it is interesting that they did not place themselves in the headline):

    From DARPA's Tactical Technology Office (this is just what is published, who knows what the real development level of this program, or other black programs, might be):

     
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    We need this..India needs this. This would prompt Pakistan and China to think twice before acting smart with us!


    PS:- How are you O.D? Long time no see!
     
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    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

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    or, you know, ESCALATE THEIR OWN ARSENAL.



    as if we can't learn the lesson from mutually assured destruction already.
     

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