Press for Conversion #55
December 2004

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Publisher:  Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
Date Written:  01/12/2004
Year Published:  2004  
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Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX16165

"Missile defense" is a deceptive term -- it is a linguistic shield to protect the military-industrial complex (and political allies) from public attack. The term disguises their plan to put weapons into space. While politicians pretend that “missile defense” has nothing to do with space weapons, the corporate media perpetuates the myth that this military program is purely defensive.

Abstract:  "Missile defense" is a deceptive term -- it is a linguistic shield to protect the military-industrial complex (and political allies) from public attack. The term disguises their plan to put weapons into space. While politicians pretend that “missile defense” has nothing to do with space weapons, the corporate media perpetuates the myth that this military program is purely defensive. This incredibly expensive weapons system will supposedly protects the public from terrorists and rogue states. However, it continually fails even during rigged tests. “Missile defense” will never actually work because to protect the homleand because there are so many cheap and easy ways to foil it. So, if it is not a "defensive shield," what is it? This Press for Conversion! examines the nefarious, military origins of America’s space program and reveals that “missile defense” actually does work incredibly well at fulfilling these major goals:
(1) Subsidizing “corporate welfare bums”: Multibillion-dollar arms industries are making a killing; Taxpayers are footing the bill.
(2) Global military/economic control: With American space weapons able to attack targets anywhere on earth, the U.S. will control the ultimate, military "high ground." Using many quotes from military documents, this issue shows that the U.S. plans to wage wars from space to expand American control global resources and other commercial interests.

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