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Initially the Bush Administration articulated missile defense plans that included a significant commitement to a Space Based Interceptor [SBI] program. These plans provoked technical criticism and political controversy. The Administration apparently dropped these plans for space weapons, and the controversy faded. Critics of space based weapons were left with nothing to criticize. In reality, the Administration continued the Space-Based Interceptor program under a classified program, PE 0603891C Special Programs MDA, that first appeared in the 2005 budget request, around the time that overt funding for space based weapons was fading away. The program continues, without the political contoversy that had attended the overtly funded program of previous years.
(b) SPACE-BASED INTERCEPTOR DEFINED.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘space-based interceptor’’ means a kinetic or directed energy weapon that is stationed on a satellite or orbiting platform and that is intended to destroy another satellite in orbit or a ballistic missile launched from earth.
Originally posted by JanusFIN
I take your word on this. Just looking for human possibility to what I have personally witness two times in my life at northern night sky: UFOs.
Still difficult to understand that they really are from another planet... But when you have seen them once, you stop asking "If", but "why"?