Science: Extra-Atmospheric War

It will not come in a year, nor perhaps in ten years, but U.S. scientists and military lookers-ahead are already planning soberly for war beyond the atmosphere. Eventually, they are convinced, the earth can be decked out with man-made satellites, revolving in orbits hundreds of miles out, keeping baleful watch with instruments on man's little world. Even before that day, they believe missiles can be sent through the atmosphere's outer reaches, and directed to hit any target on earth.

Such developments had been long predicted, but usually by freewheeling prophets or Buck Rogers...

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