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some new website at adam vs the man dot com to vote on guests and topics and find me on facebook and twitter even as a broadcast live as it airs an artsy dot com site usa and on you to save the internet without the government can i. assure is that so much of a lot of the military i will say that the old learn to tell the brings the resilin russia china india and south africa their plan is simply the in will turn it into a western centric world is that. the way the think they'll. they'll
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. a charmer in here broadcasting live from washington d.c. coming up today on the big picture.
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please cut. comes. from her mother.
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suffered from. russia we want to see us as a little bit the world's first fabulous what if one. of. the cold war launched a space race that we capture our imagination and feed our dreams of cosmic exploration for decades to come. but crossing the front tier the understeer into space but also revolutionize life
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on earth. out of sight hundreds of kilometers above our heads a fragile network of satellites manages are interconnected society. of the one thousand satellites in orbit today almost half along for the united states not only making the united states the most advanced space nation but also the nation's most dependent on its assets in space space is the backbone of our national security there is no substitute and there is no alternative to military dominance in space and this conviction should drive our course for the next fifty years. the us air force academy in colorado springs where the military space elite of tomorrow he's trained so you're. right.
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people roaming you better caesar augustus than a hand in the entire earth during previous. grooves in fruit pirates no longer threatens ships on the high sea. life was so good during this time. that the pier even acquired. it was and is still referred to you yes the pirates room which means the roman peace. another theory that he says acquired. is cold the pox amerikana. or the american people. you're referring to the period with the mirror. where the world is full are. some of the. nothings it seems the perfect summer just right.
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most of us only feel we were. me to. walk out here morning and civil wars and. the lord will take you live to show. you. so it's is nice to know them as the shaken in the hills lose my little. bit of. my name's fair first class called saw america that the air force academy i graduated in forty four days and i'm just going to my part to make sure that
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everyone here can enjoy the freedoms. pax americana is a political view which simply says that because america is currently the sole superpower it has not only the ability but their response ability into the far future to maintain world peace. right. america now has the chance to establish an american empire a pax americana that will last for many many decades and one of the ways to do this is to establish strong american control of space china carried out its first anti-satellite weapons. weather satellite about five hundred miles according to u.s. government officials after three misses china succeeded in shooting. weather satellites
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the test may be part of china's efforts to establish a military presence in space does this mean the spy satellites the united states depends on could be shot down. left behind a trail of garbage circling in orbit now after they pull off a satellite. get to tell us what they're up to. the test of a chinese anti-satellite weapon in january two thousand and seven alarmed many observers of both the vulnerability of america's satellites. the united states and particularly its intelligence services worry about an attack on the united states it is not nuclear weapons chemicals it is not biological but it is technological. a surprise attack against its satellites is
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a catastrophic. scenario studied by the u.s. armed forces by knocking out fifty u.s. military satellites the chinese could literally cripple the u.s. military. they could prevent the military from being able to communicate with its forces they could blind the u.s. intelligence community which uses electro optics satellites turman military force movements around the world and they could also cripple the guidance systems that are used on precision guided munitions. in many sense or could be a kind of an electronic pearl harbor. without space the u.s. would be unable to conduct any type of military operation in an effective way. the civilian space industry generates more than two hundred fifty billion dollars
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every year the destruction of even a single orbiting satellite could put at risk the economy daily lives and well being of millions of citizens. if you look at space times you think about. most people. every day. when you open yourself to make. money out of the. satellite t.v. and live news from around the world. to use the positioning system to see traffic control and even in your own. weather forecasting disaster monitoring. our entire life and
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satellites they're sensual and we're not consciously antilles that. there's a tremendous premium on the united states being able to prevent other people from attacking our assets in space and to ensure that we can continue to exercise for use of and if necessary also to be able to deny others use of similar assets for their own purposes. the world is changing as more in the war countries develop a presence in outer space possibility of a space battle the longer science fiction. force new solutions the u.s. air force strays from. this elite forces of the earth is a fine strong keeping watch over our interests are for granted.
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the proof for us from head of the department of astronauts here is your first challenge we've been continually teaching the fundamentals of astronautics to our two guests in every field for this graduate from the air force academy almost forty thousand now ok cupid least one course in order to partner this area right here what's that all thousand and superimposed on this of course we have a hero. iley elliptical orbit military strategy it shows that if you want to control the battlefield he to be the first and seizing the high ground the most advanced frontier whether it be land sea air and space the person that controls it has the advantage so made sure that we can deny our enemies space is a huge advantage.
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military forces have always relied upon high ground technology to gain advantage of. general and civil war in the united states. troops in the army especially in the union army used hot air balloons to get above the trees and secretly enemy was and of course the first airplanes to be used in world war one were centrally precautions for we were designed to fly open book and she really only one. space that has been called the ultimate high ground and the advantage to the state that can seize and maintain the high ground is the same as holding the high ground throughout history whether there was a hill or mountain or in the latter half of the twentieth century the aerospace. implies the use of force weapons from space to crown is true suring the
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protection of american satellites in the face of potential threats is the responsibility of the us air force the united states is going to become the world's policeman does that title resonate with you do you have a reaction to that do you think is accurate if it were accurate how would it play out if you look at obama's role in the first roles of the united states navy when it was established was second battle piracy absolutely. if you look at that tension commerce in space law enforcement and things like that are going to be. and of course there's more and more countries start using space school security perhaps as a military purposes as from sooner or later they're going to collide and sooner or later the space we come into the arena for will for good or bad and the same kind of ethics that we approach military force in other environments will apply to space and got to stretch any analogy to the breaking point but the spacey analogy i think
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is one of the more useful. as the dutch control the season the seventeen hundreds as the british tended to police and control the seas from the eighteen hundreds in one thousand nine hundred and as the united states has done in the twentieth century and will do in the twenty first century and that is to ensure that commerce is unfettered pirates and others should they be out there are taken out. we can do the same thing for space we can do so in a way that is good for everyone and is good for ourselves it is policing the heavens for the good of all the building of your house with a. view of jack for the united states navy deploys hundreds of heavily armed warships in every one of the world's oceans no one accuses us of contributing to the weaponization of the sea because they know that the presence of our weapons ensures free transit for all who pursue their peaceful interests us systems based in space could similarly patrol the commons for the good of all the us air force
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has been charged with the mission. ensuring space access and space access in times of conflict. can the united states air force do this mission without weapons. my fellow americans tonight we are launching an effort which holds the promise of change in the course of human history i ask for your prayers and your support. thank you and i when i joined the staff of the committee on armed services in the u.s. house of representatives back in one thousand nine hundred five my first assignment was to investigate and oversee the strategic defense initiative this was president
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ronald reagan's star wars program and this new national strategy represents a great dangerous. sure destruction at the height of the cold war as dion also known as star wars was a program conceived to destroy all enemy missiles by relying on orbiting systems us it is that there's a fired level one depends goes into action. at the time the prevailing view was that this was going to work that the technology was almost in hand and that this was going to change everything i remembered a briefing i got from my staff director who said not just anti-missile systems but all major weapon systems were going to move to space that space was the new high ground even then we talked about in that way where we're all major military operations we're going to be by the end of that century it was
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a debate of stellar proportions the nation's number one star gazer vs the pentagon's chief of star wars it's still a project the population of the united states it can be but the soviets overwhelmed outfoxed underflow i for one am not willing and able to just accept the idea that it can't work this day i never got off the drawing board the project was too far ahead of its time and the anti-ballistic missile treaty prevented the testing of which the successful development of s.d.i. . bombs on target real time battle management let's talk more about it and that's what we were able to. deliver through space air land and sea and the capability of all those to come together we started the storm we've done that in each conflict since and we get better and better and better.
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no planning to arm the heavens was put under wraps the use of military satellites for global communications and guarding weapons to their targets was relied on more than ever. since the first gulf war the military presence in space has only continued to grow becoming the keystone of all operations during the air campaign on baghdad in march two thousand and three seventy one percent of all weapons launched against the iraqi capital were guided by satellites. at the beginning of the twenty first century star wars resurfaced under a new name missile defense. to free and allowed to build a missile prepared to carry different threats of today's world to move forward on the list of missile defense cooperation must go and we must employ affect the missile defenses. back if you felt it when president ford took office
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here and here's how great people that surrounded him. away you think that donald rumsfeld you know you think that dick cheney. really really had to. lie to get rid of saddam hussein his second wife to build a hold of that. good morning. i just you closer to meeting of my national security council. we were viewed what i discussed with my friend president vladimir putin over the course of many meetings. many months. and that is the new. for america. to move beyond the one thousand seventy two. anti-ballistic missile treaty. when george w. bush became president immediately he gave six months notice to russia that we are pulling out united states is pulling out of the a.b.m.
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treaty anti-ballistic missile treaty that limited the united states's ability to test and deploy anti-satellite weapons so-called missile defense systems and other space technology at the pentagon today a warning that space will become the next big battleground to meet the challenge difference are three donald rumsfeld is making space a top pentagon priority putting a four star general at the head of a new air force space command to take charge of all military space activity including any new anti missile defense pay careful attention to protecting promoting our interest in space going on officials say is the first step toward eventually putting weapons into space. the united states is the leader searching development of space weapons. secrets and in the black budgets of the pentagon these covert programs cost many billion dollars a. month technology does benefit
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from this financing. starfire has been used primarily in the past to do research on satellite tracking also they've done a lot of work in astronomy with range finding of stars he use the laser to be able to help tell you where the star is and how far away. in the budget documents from the air force there's also been mention of the use a starfire for anti cell at weapons. the air force told congress that it had no intentions of using starfire for anything related to that he sell it weapons however they are doing it just to make the laser beam very ski. and make it stay very stable as it goes up and they're going to target that on a salad. if you're tracking infallibly you don't need a very skinny laser beam in fact you're kind of allied with because you want to
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make sure you catch it in the right. so. many of us here are concerned that this kind of a test is actually an anti selling weapons test and discuss. in april of two thousand and five the air force launched an experimental satellite its name was the tax as a lever. theoretically this experimental microsatellite has the ability to disrupt other nations satellites. as it done so no. could do so will pressure ok but in reality.
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one of the things i think people need to know is that most technology that's used in space can be used either for weapons purposes or it can be used for totally benign good purposes lasers for tracking good idea more precise tracking small microsatellites that can go around a big cell a take pictures good idea as it helps you figure out what went wrong with your satellite and that's hard to do right now with the idea that same little micro sallade that's going around a big seller could be set up to go around another person and run into it and kill it. the technology doesn't know whether it's a weapon or whether it's you know the nine used. the question is going to come down to the intent of the people who are building the systems. the air time missile shield is regarded by some critics as being the visible face
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of the earth space weapons program. i'll just hold it i agree and it's available. in military war games this is the nation's launch ballistic missiles on american cities. possible impact observers are still searching but in reality who is capable of pulling off such an attack against the usa the interesting thing is that the threat is actually shrinking not increasing the ballistic missile threat is declining there are far fewer ballistic missiles in the world now than they were fifteen years ago there were fewer countries with ballistic missile programs there were fewer hostile countries to the united states with ballistic missile programs. when you start when you look at it it really comes down to work to a handful of states whose programs we worry about north korea and iran basically and they own. they have medium range missiles that is they can't reach the united states. from ronald
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reagan on birds every president as third funding for missile defense under different guises various funds costing at least two hundred billion dollars. are u.s. taxpayers getting what they pay for. it's a con it's a con missile defense is the greatest fraud in the department of france and believe me it's had a lot of competitors i really i really believe this i'd. missile defense is the longest running fraud in the in the history of the u.s. department of defense. if ballistic strikes are so improbable why seek to repel them such cots and from space. what if missile defense is
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a disguise for ambitions beyond simply destroying the sun. there's going to be an inherent in the satellite capability with any ballistic missile defense system regardless of whether it's located in space or elsewhere. and i think that that's effectively zero voidable. you know ballistic missile in some senses is more difficult than targeting a satellite and therefore targeting a satellite is almost always ok filippi that's associated with missile defense system. in february two thousand and eight the united states destroyed a disabled satellite of its own using missile defense interceptors. the us demonstrated that these interceptors also called kill vehicles and obliterate any satellite in low earth orbit missile defense is a trojan horse that has nothing to do with defense whatsoever it's all about projecting power it's about office i've been to the bases in colorado springs and
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i've personally seen over the door where it says master of space. and i've read the documents vision for two thousand and twenty and a whole array of other military space command documents that have said for years just us will control space that we will dominate space then we will deny other countries access to space we five percent of the worlds population in the united states are going to deny other countries access to space i mean absolutely provocative i would tell you that we are so. dominant in space slips a. pretty a country that there were to come up against just. the synergy with air land and sea forces and in our ability to control the battle space and seize the high ground is devastating. we'll.
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