The one function TV news performs very well is that when
there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there
- David Brinkley
The key question appears to be how long it will
take to root them out. The Afghanis will have a hard enough
time building a nation and an economy without an ongoing guerilla
war within their borders.
Some critics claim that the shield
is useless because it would not have stopped the attacks of
Sept 11, 2001. Of course it wouldn't, it *was not designed to*!
The current generation of ABM defenses are designed to defeat
the existing and growing threat of rogue nations
gaining nuclear arms and ICBM's.
Astronomers have been using/cooperating with amateurs
for decades. It's nice to see that the Internet is making this
cooperation easier for other disciplines as well. Many eyes
make light work?
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