Weapon in space???

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    Why does the U.S military need weapons in space? I thought they have nuclear subs , ICBMS and nuclear bombers to blow the shit outtta their enemies. But THIS IS TOO MUCH..........!!!!
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    We already have an arms race in this freakin planet.. Why do you need nukes in space?? To bomb aliens?


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    Hey CSM have a look at the x-38 which can go into space carrying a nuke!

    I though it was a spy plane but was shocked to see "NASA" written on it!

    The pic is attached as a thumbnail on my earlier post


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    First of all, get your "facts" straight. The X-38 was a prototype vehicle used to research crew return vehicles (CRV) for space stations. The program has since been cancelled.

    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-038-DFRC.html

    Secondly, the US has had "space capability" for some time now. We can launch nukes from the ground into space, let them loiter, and then send them back to the ground. So can many other countries including Russia, China, France, India, and more. This is over and above the old fashioned inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that everyone sees in movies and on TV. I would venture to say that any nation that has a space program can and has developed the same capability.

    Third, countries like North Korea are developing missiles at an accelerated rate. Do you think they will be content when their missiles have enough range to reach the US with a payload or do you think they will keep development going until they can threaten anywhere on the planet?
     
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    From the tone of this ABC article, it could have been released by Isvestya. After the slant is srtipped, however, the information remains interesting:

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    I'm all for the USA having EVERY technological advantage it can. I'm ALL FOR the USA having and USING every means necessary to win a battle. The USA is the ONLY country on the planet which can handle the responsibility.

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    Amen Brotha!!!!!
     
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    Who would possibly be against us having the advantage of weapons in space?

    Oh yea...our enemies... so ... :gives:
     
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    The answer is almost every nation on the planet, save for Japan, Australia, and a few others. Even Canada rejected the Missile Defense initiative because, among other reasons, the Liberal Government at the time claimed that Missile Defense would lead to the weaponization of space. The current Conservative Government of Canada may reconsider that position. Other nations want to block America from introducing weapons into space (even defensive weapons), and this pertains especially to Russia, China, and the EU, because they know that America's enormous military and technological advantages will then grow even larger. Currently there is no other country, or combination of countries, that can compete with the US on the battlefield. If America wants it keep it that way, it will lift its new technologies into space as rapidly as possible.
     

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