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
Missile Shield Won't Work: Scientist Group Thursday,
May 13, 2004 by Jim Wolf
Defense System represents the push to move the US'
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!
on the nuclear reactor at
Fort Greely and get details on the military's environmental legacy in
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:
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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