Re: PAC 3 a hit! woo hoooo!

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 09:41:35 MDT

John Clark wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey <> Wrote:
> > x-ray radar from satellites should do the trick of tracking all high
> > density objects from suspicious sources.
> Three problems with that:
> 1)We don't have X ray radar and nobody knows how to build such a thing.


> 2)Those fragile satellites in nice predictable orbits would undoubtedly be
> the very first target in any war.

At which point decoys are useless and a waste of money.

> 3)They're powerless against the most sophisticated method of delivering
> warheads, UPS.

On the contrary, so long as you are tracking all shipments of material with
density signatures of lead or higher into and out of suspect areas (Afghanistan,
Iraq, etc) you ought to be able to snag most suspect packages.

Now another idea I had is from Vernor Vinge's _The Peace War_, where Naismith's
girlfreind prior to the takeover of the world by the managers at Lawrence
Livermore is an Air Force astronaut testing a new spy camera that can see
through the earth and detect underground caverns and odd density objects due to
the background neutrino flow through the earth.

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