posted on Apr, 2 2004 @ 01:02 PM
I'm sorry but why is this alarming to anyone?
The militarization of space has been going on since the 1970's and before.
The only difference is that the US is now actively and openly pursuing space based weapons platforms and delivery systems where as before they were
doing it secretly.
From spaceplane bombers to DEW's, hardened intel sats, and "Rods from God" kinetic weapons; they've all been in R&D (at the very least) for
China, India, Japan, even South Korea are pursuing space programs that have military intent, so this should not be a surprise to anyone and in fact
the US policy makers would be derelict in their duties if they did not pursue fielding these technologies in the face of so many possible future
The race has not begun because of the US's efforts but because of the increased technological abilities of others and the survival requirements of