Re: more national missile defense

From: John Clark (
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 08:19:01 MDT

Spike Jones <> Wrote:

>> I wish defense had gained the upper hand over offense too, but wishing does
>>not make it so.

> I agree: wishing does not make it so. MAKING IT SO makes it so.

It took a breakthrough in fundamental physics, nuclear energy, to give offence
an insurmountable advantage over defense. For things to change you'd need another
physics breakthrough and a science fiction type force field. Unfortunately I see no signs
that's coming anytime soon, or even that it ever will.

          John K Clark

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