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Originally posted by Marcos Arroyos
Star Wars from the Ford and Carter administrations? My best recollection tells me that the Star Wars program, i.e., the missle defense system, got its start during the Reagan administration.
In 1963, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara announced the Sentinel Program, providing a defense against attack for most of the continental United States. The system consisted of a long range Spartan missile, the short range Sprint missile, and associated radar and computer system.
The Safeguard Program was a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system developed in the late 1960s. Safeguard was designed to protect U.S. ICBM missile sites from counterforce attack, thus preserving the option of an unimpeded retaliatory strike. Safeguard used much of the same technology of the earlier Sentinel Program, which had been designed to protect U.S. cities.
Despite his involvement with space programs and defense, he emerged as an early public critic of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI, also aka "Star Wars") during the Ronald Reagan administration.
Originally posted by Boone 870
The only problem with that is, this story broke April 4, 2006.
Originally posted by SonicInfinity
Unfortunately, we could have a thousand people of his status say this, and it still probably would not make a huge difference
Originally posted by FatherLukeDuke
So Dick Cheney - the man who can't go hunting without shooting his best friend in the face, was behind 9/11??
Don't get me wrong, I can't stand the bloke, but is there a single shred of evidence he was behind 9/11? I haven't seen any - it just looks like innuendo at best.
If you are going to accuse someone of murdering thousands of people you should get something a little more substantial than this.
Although it appears that part of the article is false, I fail to see how it "takes away from the credibility"
BESLAN, Russia (CNN) -- The death toll in the Russian hostage crisis
has climbed beyond 350 as President Vladimir Putin denounced the massacre as "an attack on our country."North Ossetia government spokesman Lev Dzugayev told CNN that 323 hostages, including 156 children, died in the siege in the southern town.
Terrorist Attack in Bali, Indonesia