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these stunts on t.v. don't come. from. this week's top stories here in metro blasts rocked the capital bellerose killing thirteen and injuring hundreds of people believed to be behind the bombing are under arrest. the editor of a website that supports one of the world's most wanted terrorists has gone on trial in finland but it's over claims of smuggling people from the north caucasus into the country even though many want to face charges of spreading extremism. the high
ground russia's presidential election of two thousand and twelve is gathering pace with still no clarity about the candidates prime minister putin this week said it's too premature to talk about the race stressing there is no rivalry between him and president medvedev. and europe's engaged and how to handle the wave of immigrants coming from while in store in arab world italy's decision to offer tens of thousands of temporary residence permits is causing a stir in the e.u. as its means of free travel might see the exodus seep into neighboring countries. more at r t. the tough. comes.
a space race that we capture our imagination and feed our dreams of cosmic exploration for decades to come. but crossing the fun tear the understeer in to space would also revolutionize life 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 belong to 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 has trained seizure and. people in the roman empire the better caesar augustus that any man in the entire earth during previous. groups in fruit pirates no longer threatens ships on the high seas is why it was so good during this time. that the period acquired. it was and is still referred to yes the heights rumana which means the roman fiends. another theory that he says a wired. it is cold pox amerikana. or the american feeds.
you refer to the period with the mirror. where the world has. come about. now days it seems the folks america this thread. most of us only feel we were. friends i. walk out every morning and civil wars of. the lord will take you to leave the shuttle. so it's as nice to know them as they can in the hills lose yet completely or you should have been in the. mood.
my name's fair first class called thought on that cleared the air force academy i graduated forty four days and i'm just going to my part to make sure that 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 the responsibility 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 test whether satellite about five hundred miles according to u.s. government officials after three misses trying to. weather satellites test may be part of china's efforts to establish a military presence in space does this mean the spy satellites the united states that could be shot down. left behind a trail of garbage circling in orbit now after the fall of the satellite. it could cripple us what they're up to. a 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 that is not nuclear weapons it is chemicals it is not biological but it is technological. a surprise attack against its satellites is a catastrophic. scenario studied by the u.s. 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 to determine military force movements around the world and they could also cripple the guidance systems that are used on precision guided munitions that are satellite guided. in many senses 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 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 lots of times you think. most people don't realize that they use 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. system to see land traffic control and even in your own. weather forecasting faster monitoring. our entire life has been satellites they're sensual but we're not conscious of it until we lose that. there's a tremendous premium on the united states being able to provide other people from attacking our assets in space and to ensure that we continue to exercise for use of them and if necessary also to be able to deny others the use of similar assets for their own purposes. the world is changed as more in the war countries develop a presence in outer space possibility of
a space battle that's the longer science fiction. force new solutions the us air force base to. this elite forces in the earth design stronger keeping watch over our interests of the brand. the oppressor and head of the problem of astronauts nuclear force academy we've been continually teaching the fundamentals of astronautics to work against in every shift that is graduated from the air force academy almost forty thousand now have taken at least one course in order to parchman this area right here what's that all about shock right 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 ied to be the first in seizing the high ground the most
advanced frontier whether be land sea air and space the person that controls it has the advantage so major that we can deny our enemies space is a huge advantage. 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 see where the enemy was and of course the first airplanes to be used in world war one were centrally precautions they were designed to florio in the book and she really only one. space then 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 a mountain or in the latter half of the twentieth century the air or space. implies the use of force weapons from space to crown is true suring the protection of america's 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 any reactions to that do you think is accurate if it were accurate how would it play out. if you look at manas one of the first roles of the united states navy when it was established was second battle piracy absolutely. if you look at. potential commerce in space law enforcement and things like that are going to be. an important mission was more and more countries start using space for security purposes and military purposes sooner
or later they're going to collide and sooner or later the space we come another reason for will fit for good or bad and the same kind of ethics that we replace military force in the other environments will apply space a cops are stretching the analogy to the breaking point but the speccy analogy i think is one of the more useful. as the dutch controlled the season the seventeen hundreds as the british tended to police and control the cities 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 on federal pirates and others should they be out there are taken out. you 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 was made your. view of just when 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 and sure is 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 u.s. air force has been charged with a mission. ensuring space access and i 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 ronald reagan's star wars program and this new national strategy represents a great again i was. assured destruction at the height of the cold war. also known as star wars was a program conceived to destroy all enemy missiles by relying on orbiting systems u.s. interceptors or fired as a level one defense 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 remember the
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 a debate of stellar proportions the nation's number one star gazer vs the pentagon's chief of star wars it philip protect the population of the united states it can be but the soviets overwhelmed outfoxed underslung 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 and successful development of the. bombs on target real time battle management that's what we're in that's what we are able to. would deliver through space air land and sea you know the
capability of all those to come together we started the storm we've done that each conflict since then we get better and better and better. though planning to arm the heavens was put under wraps the use of military satellites for global communications and getting 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 this solid defense. that allows
to build a missile prepares to carry different threats of today's world to move forward on ballistic missile defense for us to go and we must employ effective missile defenses. but if you're not when president ford took office here and here's how to read people that surrounded him how or why you think that donald rumsfeld yeah i think that dick cheney all really really had. why i think get rid of saddam hussein the second was that build a hold of that. good morning. i just you closer to meeting of my national security council. we were viewed what i've discussed with my friend president vladimir putin the course of many meetings. many months. and that is the. for america. to move beyond the one thousand seventy two.
anti-ballistic missile treaty. when george w. bush became president a media play he gave six months notice to russia that we are pulling out united states is pulling out of the a.b.m. treaty yet tribalistic 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 are warning that space will become the next big battle grows to meet the challenge defense secretary 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 and promoting our interest in space i mean an official say it's the first step toward eventually putting weapons into space. the united states is the leader of the
search and development of space weapons. secrets and in the black budgets of the pentagon these covert programs cost many billion dollars a. month technology's benefit 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 the 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 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 you and he sell it weapons however they are doing it just to make very.
and make it stay very stable as it goes up and they're going to target that on a salad. if you're tracking infalling you don't need a very skinny laser beam in fact you want kind of a lie because you want to make sure you catch it in the right. so. many of us here concerned that this kind of a test is actually an anti-satellite weapons test and discussed. in april of two thousand and five the air force launched an experimental satellite its name was the that's s s eleven. theoretically this experimental microsatellite has the ability to disrupt other nations satellites.
as it done so no. put into so called press sheet ok but in reality. we don't know. 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 it take pictures good idea is it helps you figure out what went wrong with your satellite and that's hard to do right now good idea that same little microcell it's going around a big cell it could be set up to go around another person and run into it and. the technology doesn't know whether it's a weapon or whether it's you know
a benign use. the question is going to come down to the intent of the people who are building these systems. the anti-missile shield is regarded by some critics as being the visible fields of nursing space weapons program. i'll just hold it i predict civility. in military war games this is the nation's launch ballistic missiles on american cities. the possible impact of san francisco shores but in reality who is capable of pulling off such an attack against the u.s. so 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 we worry about north korea and iran basically and they own. we have medium range missiles that is they can reach the united states. from ronald 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've. 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 cost and from space. what if missile defense is a disguise for envision 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. 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 in. the us
demonstrated that these interceptors also called kill vehicles can obliterate any satellite and 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 i've personally seen over the door where it says master of space. and i read the documents vision for two thousand and twenty and a whole array of other military space command documents that have said for years that the u.s. will control space that we will dominate space then we will deny other countries access to space the five percent of the world's 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 that the. i.p.a.d. a country that there were to come up against just. the synergy with air land and