Comments on: When it comes to war in space, U.S. has the edge http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: fyaox http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/#comment-1095463 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:32:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42633#comment-1095463 ‘Widespread orbital destruction could send humanity through a technological time warp.’…I pray we return to the 60s, a time when hopes were higher for humanity.

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By: bluepanther http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/#comment-1095055 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:04:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42633#comment-1095055 “By contrast, Russia inherited an impressive space-awareness network from the Soviet Union. Russia’s allies in Europe — in particular, the former Soviet and Eastern Bloc states — extend the network’s field of view.”

What Russian allies in Europe? With the exception of Belarus and Ukraine–currently in a war with Moscow–all the “former Soviet and Eastern Bloc states” are in NATO and the EU. Russia still has allies in the former Soviet republics in Central Asia and the Caucasus but exactly where is “the network’s field of view” extended in Europe?

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By: johnwerneken1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/#comment-1094867 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 04:25:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42633#comment-1094867 Exploration, and holding the high ground, always pay off. Three cheers for American hegemony!

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/#comment-1094861 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 01:26:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42633#comment-1094861 Now I can go to sleep as my biggest worry was the space wars…

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/#comment-1094854 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:24:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42633#comment-1094854 @sarkozyrocks – “.. Do we really want to facilitate “nightmares” for someone, and believe they won’t do the same to us / our families ..”

I’m with you on this.

Any nightmare created in the hearts and minds of folks, are bound to haunt us for some time to come. What I was pointing to, was a practical scenario that no one is prepared for. The few delusional strategists in defense currently, are leading this country on an accelerated path of unimaginable calamity by infuriating both – Russia and China that matter, by encircling them with NATO forces aggressively, foolishly undermining their true capabilities and continue with reckless bashing – at the cost of both tax payer dollars and the future of the next generation.

So far, only one that seems to have the guts to talk openly about this is noted to be – Mr.Trump that rightfully, stated his first trip as President, would be a trip to China and Russia, to mend relations. Hope these defense strategists and more importantly, Mr. Ash Carter, draw some inspiration from him on the spirit of mending relations toward peaceful co-existence.

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By: alowl http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/#comment-1094708 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:43:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42633#comment-1094708 Great news for defense contractors, bad news for taxpayers. Meanwhile, back on Earth, ISIS et al fights wars the old fashioned way.

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By: sarkozyrocks http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/#comment-1094704 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:37:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42633#comment-1094704 What a great idea…I’m sure this is going to work out well…and won’t be remembered as one of those profoundly stupid “It seemed like a good idea at the time” moments for humanity. Gorbachev’s article in Der Spiegel today re: the Cold War and WMD’s is worth reading. @Mottjr: Do we really want to facilitate “nightmares” for someone, and believe they won’t do the same to us / our families?

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By: Mottjr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/08/09/the-u-s-military-is-preparing-for-the-real-star-wars/#comment-1094666 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:43:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=42633#comment-1094666 Good article.

Small scale bio/chemical/nuclear payloads delivered with a swarm of inexpensive drones will bring more of the nightmare than the conventional weaponry.

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