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This is the testing of the peacekeeper missile.  Pretty amazing stuff.  It represents the power of man, both in terms of scale and complexity.  Every single beam of light is a MIRV carrying a 300 kiloton warhead.  The missile has a range of 6000 miles. Near the end of the flight, it splits up into 10 independent warheads before reentering the atmosphere.  You are only viewing the terminal phase.   It required a vast investment of resources, and represents the ability to deliver a tremendous amount of energy in a very “epic” fashion.  It’s the creation of a people - who, less than a century ago, first managed powered flight.  It shows both the intelligence, resourcefulness, and cleverness of man, when we are pushed to compete on a lethal scale.

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