I read an interesting story in the latest Scientific American lately concerning the American missile defence system. Our current defence system launches a rocket at a missile while it is in the upper atmospere and measurs up as follows: -has a 5 out of 8 success in tests BUT -that was only with homing beacons in the dummy warheads -can only be used against missiles launched from more than 1500 km away -is not effective against warheads when they are deployed with decoys -we have only 6 rockets guarding the west coast -warheads can EASILY be outfitted so the so-called "high-tech" and "advanced" aquisition systems don't have a chance in hell. -all this has cost 80 billion dollars ($80,000,000,000) Now I know it is unlikely that America will face an all-out nuclear strike. But when we aren't likely to intercept ONE I get a little worried. Methinks me shalt go and build a bunker.