It infuriates me to see 60 minutes making every other nation's space efforts, including satellite and rendezvous launches to create an atmosphere of threat. Why are our space telecommunications and gps systems run by the military rather than NASA? We're creating as much a threat as any other nation.
Why can't we or won't we create a cooperative agreement on the use of space? We had one in 1967 ... sort of and supposedly. Just like all our other international agreements. OMG, it's THEM ... THEY'RE the problem! We continue to be our own worst enemy ... and an excuse to create more havoc so we can "fight" it.
When are we going to get it? The Earth is a limited resource. And human activity is its worst enemy. We CAN do something -- together. Let's get started instead of "protecting ourselves" against THEM. THEY are US.