Phoenix – The Beginning Launched on Aug. 4, 2007, Phoenix landed on May 25, 2008, farther north than any previous spacecraft sent to Mars. The lander dug, scooped, baked, sniffed and tasted the Red Planet's soil. ...Read more
In 2012, President Barak Obama spoke in his Chicago NATO Summit opening remarks that an additional 32 nations had sent delegates to the May 20-21 2012 Chicago Summit, which resulted in sixty nations attending the Summit. The agenda of the meeting was set to resolve the key issues of a 10-year orderly retreat from Afghanistan; “Smart Defense”; Connected Forces Initiative (CFI); NATO’s Ballistic Missiles Defense (BMD); and how to pay for all of the twenty-two NATO projects at a time of global economic austerity, deficits, and mounting unemployment.
Could there be two types of battlefield wars? One is the traditional battlefield with sovereign state armies engaging in land, sea, air, and space battles; and the other is the non-conventional battlefields, which are guerrilla in nature using small arms, IEDs, and suicide bombers.
Why go into space for commercial reasons? It might have been clear from 1956 to 1969, however today many are skeptical and question the economic drivers? So far all the satellite and robotic probes have shown no other civilization exist in this Galaxy except planet Earth.
Since the beginning of warfare, military planners and generals dreamed of engineered machines to destroy military enemies first before they could inflict any destruction upon their own military forces.