"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed."
~President Eisenhower, April 16, 1953

Links for more information on missile defense and related subjects:

The Union of Concerned Scientists have created an excellent video that illustrates the fatal flaw in the fundamental technology of all missile defense systems. Please take a moment to watch this
presentation on "anti-missile defense" countermeasures.
(Real Audio).

Home page of the Missile Defense Agency: "Putting the "Miss" in "Missile Defense" for the next hundred billion!

Tangled Web 2005: A Profile of the Missile Defense and Space Weapons Lobbies

Michael Roston's Nuclear Test Watch is dedicated to monitoring US Government activity relevant to the resumption of nuclear testing, and advocating a continuation of the moratorium on test explosions of American nuclear weapons

Project Ploughshares

Dream-Filled Missile Silos
NEARLY FIFTY SENIOR RETIRED MILITARY OFFICERS SEEK NMD POSTPONEMENT

US Missile Shield Won't Work: Scientist Group Thursday, May 13, 2004 by Jim Wolf
WASHINGTON - The multibillion-dollar U.S. ballistic missile shield due to start operating by Sept. 30 appears incapable of shooting down any incoming warheads, an independent scientists' group said on Thursday. A technical analysis found "no basis for believing the system will have any capability to defend against a real attack," the Union of Concerned Scientists said in a 76-page report titled Technical Realities. The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency rejected the report.

The Missile Defense System represents the push to move the US'
concept of "war without end" into space--humanity's common heritage.
This Vision is clearly spelled out in the US Space Command's Long Range Plan:

Government Military Space Documents

Aerial photos of Fort Greely missile base

Classified Missile Defense research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Report on the 2006 Global Network annual conference by NNN Chair Woman Lynn Defilippo

Green Party resolution opposing missile defense

Information on the movement to ban space-based weapons


One reason to oppose missile defense is that is doesn't work!
Check out this season's hot link for charts and documents by defense experts on the fatal flaws of missile defense:


Abolish Nukes
a project of the Third Millenium Foundation

 

 

For information on some of the busiest anti-Star Wars activists in the world, check out NNN's cohorts in Yorkshire:
The Fylingdales Action Network. &
Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

And our friends in Albuquerque, NM:
Nukes Out of Duke City &
www.StoptheWarMachine.org

For more information on the possibility of nuclear-tipped interceptors, read "Intercepting the Truth."

The Missile Defense Agency's website where the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Ballistic Missile Defense was issued in October (foregone conclusion, apparently, as we are already deploying).

Draft Resolution opposing the deployment of anti-ballistic missile systems in Alaska (a great summary of the fundamental flaws)

Information on Greenland's role in Star Wars

Read reports on the nuclear reactor at Fort Greely and get details on the military's environmental legacy in Alaska from
Alaska Community Action on Toxics

 

 

Alaskan articles:

Draft Resolution Opposing the Development of National Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems in Alaska

From the Golden Heart of Alaska - Fairbanks - comes this selection of columns on missile defense and related topics by local writer Dan O'Neill. These columns originally ran in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.

A guest editorial by Soren Wuerth of CODE (Citizens Opposed to Defense Experiments) ran in the Anchorage Daily News which succinctly sums up the problems with NMD and touches on our local politicians' roles in it.
Read "Defense plan flawed, dangerous."

"Intercepting the Truth: Prospects for Nuclear Tipped Interceptors." by Michael Roston

"A Visit to Fort Greely" by Claes Andreeason of Swedish Public Radio, October, 2001.

Informational, non-proliferation organizations:

 

Abolition 2000

The Center for Defense Information is the nation's leading independent military research organization. www.cdi.org

The Natural Resources Defense Council has an excellent website dedicated to nuclear issues http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/default.asp

The Arctic Circle website now has a expanding page dedicated to missile defense in the Arctic.

The Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers: www.clw.org/coalition/libbmd.htm

The Union of Concerned Scientists: www.ucsusa.org/arms

Federation of American Scientists: www.fas.org/spp/starwars

Physicians for Social Responsibility on National Missile Defense in Alaska: http://www.psrus.org/securhol.htm

The Council for a Livable World on Missile Defense: www.clw.org/bmd.html

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist: www.thebulletin.org

Peace Action is the nation's largest grassroots peace and disarmament organization. www.peace-action.org

The Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) is based in North Yorkshire and keeps a close watch on the American military bases in the UK, especially as they begin upgrading for missile defense.

The Western States Legal Foundation provides legal assistance to non-violent peace and environmental groups and monitors and analyzes U.S. nuclear weapons programs and policies. www.wslfweb.org

RADNET: Information about source points of anthropogenic radioactivity ~ an information resource for persons interested in the public safety consequences and radioecological impact of nuclear accidents and industries.

The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Non-Proliferation Project

 

Acts, resolutions, reports, speeches:

UN Draft Resolution: Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: the need for a new agenda

"Faking Nuclear Restraint: The Bush Administration's secret plan for strengthening nuclear forces." ~ The Natural Resources Defense Council analyzes Bush's nuclear-arms policy.

The Missile Defense Act of 1997

The United Nations 1998 Draft Resolution: Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: the need for a new agenda

"Alaska fire threatens air force nukes." On 12 August the US Air Force notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that four nuclear power units called RTGs were caught in a forest fire north of Fort Yukon, Alaska. Read an article on the WISE website - World Information Service on Energy

"Evicted by the US military, the Inuit prepare to fight Star Wars." Mr Qaavigaq hopes for victory but believes he will never return to his home. "I don't feel bitter towards the Americans," he said. "But if Mr Bush were here now I would say, 'Mr Bush, if God wanted to end the world and to turn the mountains upside down so that they were covered by the sea, he would do it; he does not need you to do it for him'."

Nuclear Flashback: Report of a Greenpeace scientific expedition to Amchitka Island, Alaska (site of the largest underground nuclear test in U.S. history). Report by Pam Miller of Alaska Community Action on Toxics.

The World Policy Institute's William D. Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca's Special Issue Brief:
"Tangled Web: The marketing of National Missile Defense."

Albert Einstein's speech at the 1932 Conference on Disarmament.

From 1967, the words of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. on war.

 

Proponents of Missile Defense:

The Missile Defense Agency

High Frontier describes itself as the leading non-governmental authority working towards deployment of missile defense and credits their 1982 report as Ronald Reagan's fundamental inspiration for Star Wars. http://users.erols.com/hifront/

Founded in 1973, the Heritage Foundation is a think tank "whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense." www.heritage.org

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is on the board of a conservative think tank/intervention group - Empower America. Their site boasts: "Uniquely positioned in Washington, Empower America bridges the gap between the array of think tanks that produce white papers on the public-policy debate and the actual enactment of policy." Find out where national missile defense policy comes from: www.empoweramerica.org

Cruise the Missile Threat site and be sure to check out the mini-movie of Communist China nuking Los Angeles but getting thwarted by missile defense. www.missilethreat.com.

 

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