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THE 3-D MAGINOT LINE
The other high-impact news event which just occurred was reported by defense specialist writer Bill Gertz in the Washington Times. Just two weeks ago, the Russians secretly test-flew a prototype SS-25 ICBM missile, which behaved in a very strange way. All previous ICBM nuclear missiles are blasted off from Earth, enter a near-earth orbit in outer space and then within less than 25 minutes can drop out of orbit, reenter the atmosphere and hit any target on the Earth's surface. The Russian SS-25 blasts off as usual, but just before leaving the atmosphere it turns parallel to the Earth's surface and flies like a cruise missile or jet bomber airplane at a height of about 25 miles and a speed of Mach 5. Why is that important?......
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
I hope to god you are not a product of the US education system, or that English is not your first language....
Originally posted by FredT
On the posted topic: Even if the source is accurate, was Reagan's Star Wars program really a waste? Not really. The trickle down of technology from the research stated under Reagan has effected everything from lasers to MRI scanners and the like. The benifits go beyond knocking down a few missiles.
[edit on 8/11/05 by FredT]