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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
CNN.com - Anti-rocket laser cannon gets funding - Oct. 29, 2003:

"The laser beam system was successfully tested at the U.S. White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in February 1996. However, since then, development of the project had been held up by skeptics in the U.S. Congress, said an Israeli security official. "

It works, but I'm still skeptical, so I'm going to cut the funding. Sounds like Congress.

This sounds like the first real step toward a workable National Missile Defense. I had a conversation once with a classmate who is now a Lt in the Navy. He opposed a missile defense shield because he said it was technologically impossible. Sure, but once upon a time, manned flight was impossible, portable telephones were impossible, and flame-less light was impossible. The only way these things became possible was by experiment. So why wouldn't we continue to experiment, and then when it works, set the thing up?

Brian -- Because, James, if logic were suddenly introduced to Congress, the entire system would collapse...


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