The Pentagon’s Next Frontier for War Might be Space
Original story at The Nation• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago
The Nation 2 weeks ago
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip,Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.It offered the country its first images of space-age death rays, atomic explosions, and inter-planetary travel. “I was twenty years old,” World War I veteran Anthony “Buck” Rogers told readers in the very first strip, “surveying the lower levels of an abandoned mine near Pittsburgh… when suddenly… gas knocked me out.