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this is the interest. bill you're. chasing address. are three of. you with us here live from moscow as we are running down the week's top stories here and about five or suspected terrorists have been arrested in groups following a bomb attack on a scale never seen in the country the last killed thirteen and wounded over two hundred in the capital subway and. fierce fighting continues between pro and anti-government forces in libya amid reports of more nato strikes alliances targeting colonel gadhafi troops but experts suggest the rebels could be equally at risk because the alliance is using deadly radioactive communication. and the idea
of a multicultural europe is under more strain it is struggling to cope with the rising of a wave of immigration from violence in our of countries and france is facing a muslim backlash over its ban on the burka. and the publisher of a finlander based website used by one of the world's most wanted chechen terrorists goes on trial for smuggling extremism as follows the defrocking and the questioning of a priest who criticized at the same site for being a mouthpiece. for next hour we'll look at what might trigger a new a star wars a space race and what the consequences could be stay with nazi. cut.
it was that the world's first earth back to life what if one. of. the cold war launched the space race that would capture our imagination and feed our dreams of cosmic exploration for decades to come. but crossing the fun tear the understeer into 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 his train future and. people roam you better caesar augustus than can any 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 period acquired. it was and is still referred to yes the parts room which means the roman peace. another period of he says
a choir. is called the pox amerikana. or the american fleet. you're referring to the period in which the period of. time where the world is full . of. nothings it seems the past summer time this thread. most of us only feel we were not. the friends i. was they were mourning and civil wars and. the lord will take you out of the shadows to lead you. so it's isn't as if we know them as shaken in the hills luke yet i simply look for you i should have been
of the. mood. when instead of first class called thought on the air force academy i graduated forty four days and i just wonder why 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 their response ability into the far future to maintain while 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 on an old weather satellite about five hundred miles according to u.s. government officials after three misses trying to succeeded in shooting. weather satellites the test may be part of china's efforts to establish a 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. to cripple us what they're up to.
the test of a chinese anti-satellite weapons 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 not 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. . 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 persuasion 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 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. system to see traffic control and even in your own. weather forecasting faster monitoring. our entire life depends on satellites they're sensual we're not conscious of it and so we would say. 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 and if necessary also to be able to deny others and use of similar assets for their
own purposes. the world is changing as more in the more countries develop a presence in outer space possibility of a space battle the longer science fiction. the first two solutions the u.s. air force is from. this elite forces in the earth is a science gone keeping watch over our interests of the brand. i'm the only person head of the form of astronauts who is near full scale and we've been trying the cheerleader teaching the fundamentals of astronautics to our guests and every kid for this graduated from the air force academy almost forty thousand now have taken at least one course in order to partner this area right here what's that all about iraq right and superimposed on this of course we have
a hero. i the elliptical orbit military strategy it shows that if you want to control the battlefield even be the first and seizing the high ground the most advanced frontier whether it be land sea air and now space and personnel controls it has the advantage so they ensure that nobody can deny our enemies space is a huge advantage. military forces have always relied upon high ground technology to gain advantages. in our own civil war in the united states. troops in the army especially in the union army used. 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 craft they were designed to look and she would be
enemy 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 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 tie or resonate with you do you have any reaction do you think is accurate if it were accurate how would it play out. if you look at moment when 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. and of course was more and more countries start using space for security purposes and. sooner or later they're going to light and sooner or later the space we come another reason for wolf it will go to a bad parent the same kind of ethics that we approach military force and other environments will apply to space a god to stretch any analogy to the breaking point but the space the analogy i think 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 on fedor pirates and others should they be out there are taken out. be 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 over your house with a. 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 it sure is free transit for all who pursue their peaceful interests u.s. systems based in space could similarly patrol the commons for the good of all a u.s. air force 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. i thought oh americans tonight we're 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 that night when i joined the staff of the committee. representatives back in one thousand nine hundred five my first assignment rois to investigate and oversee the strategic defense initiative as was president ronald reagan's star wars program and this new national strategy represents a break from the dangerous. assured destruction at the height of the cold war. also known as star wars was a program conceived to destroy an enemy missiles by relying on orbiting systems u.s. interceptors a fired 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 was 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 cannot 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 of which the panel successful
development of this day i. was on target real time battle management for about and that's what we are able to deliver through space air land and sea and the capability of all. to come together we started the storm we've done that even each conflict will soon see if we get better and better and better. no planning to harm the heavens was put under wraps the use of military satellites for global communications and guided 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 us to build missile pressure coward there are threats of today's. illicit missile defense for us to go and we must deploy affect the missile defenses. back interest felt when president ford took office he and here's our great evil that surrounded him if i walk away it donald rumsfeld yeah i think it dick cheney. really really had to. lie to get rid of saddam hussein but second westerveld i've been told that the. good morning. i just concluded a meeting of my national security council. we were viewed what i had discussed with
my friend president vladimir putin over the course of many meetings. many months. and that is the need for america. to move beyond the one thousand seventy two. anti-ballistic miss. treating. 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. treaty the 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 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 very careful attention to protecting
promoting our interest in space pentagon officials say it's the first step toward eventually putting weapons into space. the united states is the leader searching development of space weapons possible secret and in the black budgets of the pentagon these covert programs cost many billion dollars a. month technology's benefit from this finance and. 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 used the laser to be able to help tell you where the star is and how far away it is in the budget documents from the air force there's also been mention of the use a starfire for anti cell at weapons activities. 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 skinny. and make it stay very stable as it goes up and they're going to target that honestly. if you're tracking infallibly you don't need a very skinny laser beam in fact you're kind of a lie because you want to 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-satellite weapons test in disguise. in april of two thousand and five the air force launch an experimental satellite
its name was the tax s s eleven. theoretically this experimental microsatellite has the ability to disrupt other nations satellite. hasn't done so no. could it do so will press sheet ok but in reality. if. 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 purposes lasers for tracking good idea more precise tracking small microsatellites that can go around the big sell it take pictures good idea because 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 the big sell it could be set up to go around another person sully and run into it until.
the technology doesn't know whether it's a weapon or whether it's you know the nine use a good question is going to come down to the intent of the people who are building these systems. it's me anti-missile shield is regarded by some critics as being the visible phrase of the nerds these weapons program. soldiers hold it by critics of building. the military war games dissident nations launched ballistic missiles on american cities. possible in fact observers are still soldiers 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 our to a handful of states who 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 has 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 and useful defense is the greatest fraud in the department of france and believe me it's had
a lot of competitors i wrote 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 cox and from space. what if missile defense is a disguise for ambitions beyond simply destroying this sometimes. 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 oh boy typical. missile in some senses is more difficult than targeting a satellite and therefore targeting a satellite is almost always ok filippi it's associated with a 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 the earth orbit the missile defense is a trojan horse that has nothing to do with defense whatsoever it's all about projecting power it's about offsets 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 twenty twenty and a whole array of other military space command documents that have said for years the u.s. will control space that we will dominate space that we will deny other countries access the 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