Weaponizing space & dreams of new tech: US missile defense review in a nutshell

February 11, 2019

Dover Daily News – Weaponizing space & dreams of new tech: US missile defense review in a nutshell A bombastic speech by President Donald Trump marked the publication of a new missile defense strategy for the US, which seeks to eliminate all constraints, weaponize space, and conjure an impunity shield through new technology.

“We will ensure that enemy missiles find no sanctuary on Earth or in the skies above,” Trump declared, speaking at the Pentagon on Thursday. How, exactly, the US intends to do that is unclear, however. Neither the 100-page (MDR), nor the 24-page offer much in the way of details, only hand-waving and talk of new, better technology.

Oh, and weaponizing space.

“We will recognize that space is a new war-fighting domain with the Space Force leading the way,” Trump said. “My upcoming budget will invest in a space-based missile defense layer technology. It‘s ultimately going to be a very, very big part of our defense and obviously of our offense.”

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