Trump says US will develop space-based missile defense

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  • I-EM-YOU SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 18, 2019 9:16 p.m.

    @impartial17
    Maybe your fact checking needs some fact checking. GW Bush correctly shut down the antiquated shuttle program, but it was Obama’s decision to cancel the Constellation programme, its Ares 1 and Ares V rockets, and the Orion spacecraft, which killed the future of the space program.

    And Clinton’s uranium deal gave the Russian atomic energy agency controlling interest of a company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 9:01 p.m.

    And so begins the first round of the trump international arms race . . .

    "The administration also plans to study the idea of basing interceptors in space, so the U.S. can strike incoming enemy missiles during the first minutes of flight when the booster engines are still burning."

    But isn't there an international treaty in place that bans weapons of any kind in space?

    So are we looking at yet another trumpian unilateral treaty busting tweet that may place everyone on earth in even greater danger?

    While this may be an idea that should be explored, it is something that should be done with extreme caution, careful diplomacy, and above all WISDOM.

    All three of those qualities are sorely missing in America these days . . . .

    Make America Sane (and Safe) Again

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 7:30 p.m.

    @worf

    Are republicans willing to pay for the space defense or are they just going to cut taxes and spend more on this program so we go further into debt.

  • Joe Leaphorn Scottsdale, AZ
    Jan. 17, 2019 7:25 p.m.

    Star Wars 2.0

    Didn't Ronald Reagan have the same idea? Or is Donald Trump now taking it over? And how many billions of dollars does he want to spend on this technology which so far has not been very successful?

    Wasn't Reagan going to use satellites and lasers?

    What does this say to Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin? It could only result in their wanting to improve their capabilities, too.

    But then, it could all be distraction from what's coming.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 4:41 p.m.

    @Zulu Time - , 00
    Jan. 17, 2019 2:00 p.m.
    Democrat Hillary Clinton’s State Department authorizes the sale of previously prohibited uranium to Russia, and soon thereafter Russian interests donate more than a hundred million dollars to her “charitable” foundation.

    Democrat Barak Obama’s Administration cancels US manned space flights in favor of piggy-backing US astronauts on Russian flights — effectively turning American manned space development over to the Russians. (Did any of his “interests” later receive hundreds of millions of dollars from Russia?)

    A few fact checks and corrections- easily verifiable. First, Hillary approved (along with 16 other world leaders) a partial sale of a Canadian uranium company, to Russia. Neither Russia's new weapons are powered by or carry nuclear weapons. Secondly, GW Bush gutted NASA and ended the Space Shuttle program. Not Obama.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 2:36 p.m.

    Ahh, star wars is back. It was a waste of money when Reagan pushed it and it will be a waste of money now. Some shareholders will get rich though and that's all that matters in today's GOP.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Jan. 17, 2019 2:30 p.m.

    Something else for Democrats and their followers to argue about.

    America defending itself is racist and not compassionate.

    Mark my words! This will happen and Nancy Pelosi will fight it.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 2:22 p.m.

    Didn't 'Ronnie Ray-gun' sink a ton of money into this a few decades ago? Where did all that go. Where's our missile blasting lasers?

  • Zulu Time , 00
    Jan. 17, 2019 2:00 p.m.

    Democrat Hillary Clinton’s State Department authorizes the sale of previously prohibited uranium to Russia, and soon thereafter Russian interests donate more than a hundred million dollars to her “charitable” foundation.

    Democrat Barak Obama’s Administration cancels US manned space flights in favor of piggy-backing US astronauts on Russian flights — effectively turning American manned space development over to the Russians. (Did any of his “interests” later receive hundreds of millions of dollars from Russia?)

    But ignoring all this, Mueller and the Democrats scrutinize and investigate the potential development of a commercial building in Russia in search of “dangerous” Russian collusion.

    Which political party is really concerned with guarding our truly critical national interests?

    P.S. I didn’t withhold my vote from Hillary Clinton because I was hoodwinked by evil Russian propaganda — but, hey, keep investigating that too.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 17, 2019 10:59 a.m.

    Space-huh? This sounds like he'll need help from NASA. But, oh yeah, Trump shut down NASA. Good luck, Trump.