The current elite of the West will not permit people in the Middle East to possess even the potential to make nuclear weapons. Okay for me but not for thee, you see.
U.S. military expecting big conflicts coming very soon and more fronts than they ever planned to fight in at the same time.
The "defense" of space is really the "weaponization" of space
The general population has no idea of the level of technology that is now orbital. Doomsday weapons and payloads that make the most fantastic dreadful scenarios of the 1950's look positively tame in comparison. Cobalt-jacketed hell bombs that will poison the planet for a decade or more dropped like confetti from space platforms.
When even the Swiss bankers are in trouble, you know war is slated for the near future
China has promised to annex Taiwan before 2012. Another bowling pin lined up to fall.