Son of Star Wars
is the nickname
for the National Missile Defense
scheme to create a missile shield
to protect the USA
from attacks by so-called
" such as Iraq
and North Korea
Currently it's causing some concern on the parts of the Russians
, and Europe
, because it may spark a new arms race
The Russians in particular are concerned and say it could nullify the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
It is also seen by many as a technological pipe dream.
Others say it's necessary to the USA's strategic defense.
It's definitely of strategic interest to the companies that will produce its components.
Update 1/27/07: Well we're on our way... W.
has been speending tons of money on this shit... China just sent a rocket into space to blow up a satelite. Welcome to the future of militarized space. I love this president!