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2010-04-20 Science & Technology
US to launch secret space warplane
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Posted by Fred 2010-04-20 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10795 views ]  Top

#1 ION WMF > FORMER USPACOM CHIEF ADM KEATING: TOTAL/FORMAL US MARINES WITHDRAWAL FROM OKINAWA, JAPAN WILL WEAKEN THE FIGHTING POWER OF THE US FROM ITS GUAM BASES [OTH force projection, Deterrence], AND REDUCE THE US GEOSTRATEGIC OR GEOPOL POSITION THROUGHOUT ASIA-PACIFIC REGION.

* SAME > US IN SHOCK: CHINA HAS ENOUGH SRBMS, MBMS TO "SETTLE" THE FIRST ISLAND CHAIN
[win "decisve battle" agz US-Allied].

* SAME > ONE MOUNTAIN CANNOT ACCOMODATE TWO OR MORE GREAT TIGERS: TO BECOME A TRUE GLOBAL SUPERPOWER, RISING CHINA MUST OVERCOME THE THREE GREAT BARRIERS OF THE US, RUSSIA, AND THE EUROPEAN UNION IN ASIA, WORLD.

* SAME > YONHAP TOKYO MEDIA: TOKYO GOVERNOR SHINTARO ISHIHARA SAYS DESPITE HUMILIATION IT WAS KOREA'S OWN CHOICE TO MERGE AND BECOME A VASSAL STATE OF JAPAN AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY ["Korean Annexation"] RATHER THAN BECOME A VASSAL STATE OF TSARIST RUSSIA. KOREA, NOW SOUTH KOREA, MADE THE PROPER/CORRECT ALBEIT DIFFICULT CHOICE IN ITS NATIONAL INTERESTS AND DID RECEIVE CORE BENEFIT FROM JAPAN. Manchu Imperial China as the then historic "Weak Man of Asia" back then could not milpol or geopol stop the modern powers of Russia + Europe [+ even US] from doing anything to China.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2010-04-20 00:49||   2010-04-20 00:49|| Front Page Top

#2 It's obvious to me that the vehicle is being used by the military as a platform to test technologies they eventually hope to use in a reusable launch vehicle, and all the people talking about how they don't really see how it makes sense are just the usual suspects who have been saying for the past twenty years that reusable launchers can never work and we should never try.

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As to the Outer Space Treaty, well, last I checked, everyone else and their pets already had military satellites of one sort or another. I really don't see the point in getting the vapors over this.

(Amazing how much Iran Press TV can sound like the mealy-mouthed critics at home, isn't it?)
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2010-04-20 00:51||   2010-04-20 00:51|| Front Page Top

#3 Wanted for questioning.

Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2010-04-20 02:16||   2010-04-20 02:16|| Front Page Top

#4 TOPIX > DOES THE US MILITARY STILL NEED TANKS? | IS THE US ARMY'S ARMOR BRANCH DEFUNCT?

ARTIC > "Defunct" as RELEVANT as in US-NATO fighting insurgents in AFPAK 2010, NOT the COLD WAR USSR-WARPACT in FULDA GAP; or "INCOMPETENT" as Author claims Armor Brch has assigned Service personnel to it whom are NOT even qualified to drive, operate, or fix anything e.g. on the M1 Abrams MBT???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2010-04-20 02:40||   2010-04-20 02:40|| Front Page Top

#5 That would be the Outer Space Treaty that Iran hasn't ratified.
Posted by phil_b 2010-04-20 04:19||   2010-04-20 04:19|| Front Page Top

#6 Animation of mission profile for our Iranian friends.

Posted by Throper Forkbeard7372 2010-04-20 07:21||   2010-04-20 07:21|| Front Page Top

#7 X37-B has been around for a while and not really a secret. They weren't ready for a launch until about now, though.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2010-04-20 08:16||   2010-04-20 08:16|| Front Page Top

#8 Obviously a test of the effects of assembling a critical mass of groundless conjecture emanating from a collection of self-anointed experts buffoons. Should be informative...
Posted by M. Murcek 2010-04-20 08:47||   2010-04-20 08:47|| Front Page Top

#9 Psst...but don't tell them about the double super secret design.
Posted by Procopius2k 2010-04-20 09:16||   2010-04-20 09:16|| Front Page Top

#10 [long list of names] and the significant others of all thus far mentioned, are aware of this, to whom exactly is any aspect of this a secret?

My sister's dog, for one. He seemed quite surprised and very interested when I told him about the secret space plane. When asked if he thought the maiden flight would go smoothly, Hickory replied "Rough." Let's hope he is wrong.
Posted by SteveS 2010-04-20 17:24||   2010-04-20 17:24|| Front Page Top

#11 Psst...but don't tell them about the double super secret design.
Posted by: Procopius2k 2010-04-20 09:16


No, this is the double super secret design.



Don't tell anyone.
Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2010-04-20 17:33||   2010-04-20 17:33|| Front Page Top

#12 Actually it is not a warplane.

And my cat knew about it.
Posted by Kelly 2010-04-20 19:39||   2010-04-20 19:39|| Front Page Top

#13 WMF > CHINA DESIRES TO WEAKEN OR NULLIFY US INFLUENCE, MILITARY POWER IN THE SECOND ISLAND CHAIN [icluds GUAM-CNMI] BEFORE THE YEAR 2040.

30 years or less than today.

* SAME > HOW CHINA CAN FOSTER THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE US FROM ITS GUAM BASE AND CENTRAL PACIFIC: IT BEGINS WITH OKINAWA AND SOUTH KOREA!?

Posted by JosephMendiola 2010-04-20 22:29||   2010-04-20 22:29|| Front Page Top

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