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  •  Niven's frequent author partner... (4+ / 0-)
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    Jerry Pournelle, was an early and fervent advocate of the Star Wars missile defense system.  Of course it never made it to fruition, but it made billions for defense contractors who had to keep changing the rules for what constituted being able to shoot down a multiple warhead.

    I think they finally were able to come close one time when they were told which warhead would be where in space at what time.....just the kind of realistic conditions one can expect from one's enemies in total thermonuclear warfare.

    Just the kind of kazillion dollar nonsense you can expect the next generation of warfare "dreamers" to gin up the next time the coffers start to get less than saturated.

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 10:10:45 PM PDT

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