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Please Read Full Article this is only a summary http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1487124,00.html

Bush likely to back weapons in space

Arms race feared over 'death stars' and 'rods from God'

Julian Borger in Washington
Thursday May 19, 2005
The Guardian

President George Bush is expected to issue a directive in the next few weeks giving the US air force a green light for the development of space weapons, potentially triggering a new global arms race, it was reported yesterday.

The new weapons being studied range from hunter-killer satellites to orbiting weapons using lasers, radio waves, or even dense metal tubes dropped from space by a weapon known as "Rods from God" on ground targets.