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Originally posted by American Mad Man
Originally posted by whaaa
A MDS won't be worth a tinkers damn against bio/chem weapons.
The cold war is OVER! Are the mds going to used against space aliens or China? Who? This is just a convient way for the neocons to shovel tax dollars to their favorite high tech campaign contributers.
[edit on 21-12-2005 by whaaa]
So you are saying that if North Korea were to fire a ballistic missle with a bio payload, and the MDS shot it down before it hit it's target, it wouldn't be worth anything?
Originally posted by TristanBW9456
But what if by sheer bad luck someone hit one. Do you realise how hopping mad everyone would get.
I mean It would look like someone shot down one of their spaceplanes/satelites.
Originally posted by Seekerof
Nothing is full-proof, this would include a anti-missile defense system.
The same logic holds true for every missile targeted and launched by those seeking to do harm: not every missile is going to explode [ie: the dud factor], not every missile is going to reach or hit its target(s).
I have to disagree. Cruise and ballistic missiles are becoming (if they aren't already) a big threat to US national security. Who says the Cold War isn't over? The 9/11 Commission Report panel interviewed an F-16 pilot who scrambled over Washington right after the Pentagon got hit, and he was quoted as saying "You know, I'm thinking Russian cruise missile threat from the sea...." That just goes to show how seriously the US takes that threat, even if it isn't from Russia.
The danger of nuclear attack is only hightened by the MDS, and is worse off, as at the moment IT DOES NOT WORK, and billions of american taxpayers dollars are being spent on it. We are better of Without it, full stop