Would 1,000 space-bound lasers deter a missile attack?
Here's an idea: The government puts
1,000 lasers in space
over the U.S. to shoot down any missiles fired at us, oh, and the system will cost $20 billion. It might be an interesting start for a movie, but not so much in real life...well maybe. A number of news outlets, including AP and NBC, reported that John Raese, a West Virginia politician and businessman and Republican nominee for Senate this year said he actually wants to deploy such a system. "If there is a rogue missile aimed at our country, we have 33 minutes to figure out what we're going to do. We are sitting with the only technology in the world that works and it's laser technology. We need 1,000 laser systems put in the sky and we need it right now. That is [of] paramount importance," Raese said. He lost the election.