Star Wars?

President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone “hostile to U.S. interests.”

The document, the first full revision of overall space policy in 10 years, emphasizes security issues, encourages private enterprise in space, and characterizes the role of U.S. space diplomacy largely in terms of persuading other nations to support U.S. policy.

“Freedom of action in space is as important to the United States as air power and sea power,” the policy asserts in its introduction.

National Security Council spokesman Frederick Jones said in written comments that an update was needed to “reflect the fact that space has become an even more important component of U.S. economic, national and homeland security.” The military has become increasingly dependent on satellite communication and navigation, as have providers of cellphones, personal navigation devices and even ATMs.

Speaking of Star Wars…

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2 Responses to “Star Wars?”

  1. DJBarney Says:

    Oh man !

    Should we laugh ?

    Should we fly down the trench and blow this real world death star plan
    into a miilion pieces!

    Both!

    DJBarney

  2. Brent Says:

    That’s not quite the way I remember it. Very good.

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