Son of Star Wars is the nickname for the National Missile Defense scheme to create a missile shield to protect the USA from attacks by so-called "rogue nations" such as Iraq and North Korea.

Currently it's causing some concern on the parts of the Russians, Chinese, and Europe, because it may spark a new arms race.

The Russians in particular are concerned and say it could nullify the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

It is also seen by many as a technological pipe dream.

Others say it's necessary to the USA's strategic defense. It's definitely of strategic interest to the companies that will produce its components.

Update 1/27/07: Well we're on our way... W. has been speending tons of money on this shit... China just sent a rocket into space to blow up a satelite. Welcome to the future of militarized space. I love this president!

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