Defense Tech discusses the Project for a New American Solar System:
While the Clinton policy aimed to highlight international cooperation and collective security in space, the Bush NSP takes a go–it-alone stance, using strong language that asserts U.S. unilateral rights in space while possibly also being intended to "negate" the rights of other space-faring nations. In ominous tones, the document threatens in one section to "dissuade or deter others from either impeding [U.S.] rights or developing capabilities intended to do so" – raising the specter of preemptive action against other nations’ dual-use space technology.The NSP also specifies that no international laws will be allowed to restrict "the rights of the United States to conduce research, development, testing and operations or other activities in space for U.S. national interests."
In a recent interview with Katie Couric, Ming the Merciless was dismissive of BushCo's plans:
Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe, anything at all, you would've hidden from it in terror.In an entirely unrelated story, the first civilian death has been attributed to the malfunction of a UAV:
As if things weren't enough of a Hobbesian nightmare in the Democratic Republic of Congo, comes this horrible news: a Belgian drone fell from the skies over the Congolese capital city of Kinshasa, "killing one woman and injuring [at least] two others," according to Flight International. It's "believed to be the world's first case of a civilian being killed by a crashing military UAV," or unmanned aerial vehicle.Last time I checked, 32 nations were developing 250 varieties of drones. They're also attractive to terrorists, who view them as "carbombs with wings."
Apparently, you can apparently bring a drone down with a lucky shot, but Serious People prefer to develop anti-drone drones (which will be subject to their own malfunctions, and will inevitably find their way into the hands of "evildoers").
In other words, everything's under control.