Midnight In The Desert — Star Wars

Here’s why putting a missile defense system in space could be a bad idea

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Here’s why putting a missile defense system in space could be a bad idea

A beefed-up missile defense system might seem like a good idea in a time of heightened nuclear tensions. But such enhancements could have dangerous consequences. The current U.S. missile defense system isn’t all it was cracked up to be, performing unreliably in tests, physicist and missile defense expert Laura Grego argued April 14 at a meeting of the American Physical Society. Enhancing the system’s power, however, by building missile defense in space, for example, might put the world on a slippery slope to space warfare, she warned. The worries come against the backdrop of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile...

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Space war is coming — and the U.S. is not ready

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Space war is coming — and the U.S. is not ready

War is coming to outer space, and the Pentagon warns it is not yet ready, following years of underinvesting while the military focused on a host of threats on Earth. Russia and China are years ahead of the United States in developing the means to destroy or disable satellites that the U.S. military depends on for everything from gathering intelligence to guiding precision bombs, missiles and drones. Now the Pentagon is trying to catch up — pouring billions more dollars into hardening its defenses against anti-satellite weapons, training troops to operate in the event their space lifeline is cut, and...

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Gets Heightened Security At Hollywood Premiere

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Gets Heightened Security At Hollywood Premiere

Disney pulled out all the stops tonight in making sure that everyone was safe at the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere going to extremes that the SAG awards or other Hollywood premieres haven’t executed in the past at events in the Shrine Auditorium. Cars entering the parking garage from 32nd street in downtown L.A.went through two checkpoints in order to get in: one with bomb-sniffing dogs and another with mirrors. Oscar-nominated actress Minnie Driver had no problem getting through security. The last event at the Shrine Auditorium was the premiere of Universal Pictures/Illumination’s Despicable Me 3. The event had...

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official)

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official)

Watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and see it in theaters December 15 Read More: YouTube

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How Rogue One Created Princess Leia, Grand Moff Tarkin

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How Rogue One Created Princess Leia, Grand Moff Tarkin

Bringing back the late Peter Cushing and 19-year-old Carrie Fisher for a story taking place before the 1977 "Star Wars" was a CGI challenge. Read More: YouTube

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