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In Memoriam, Dr. Bill Green

January 8, 2017

On January 26, 2010, Dr. William Green passed away suddenly while on active duty with the U.S. Navy.

He is remembered for his forceful advocacy of a strong national defense and, specifically, a Strategic Defense Initiative based on space-based lasers. Others advocating a space-based defense system were the President of the United States and a large number of conservative national security policy analysts.

When it became apparent that the defense “Establishment” was subverting the President’s policy, Bill Green spoke out in particular directing his criticism at the Heritage Foundation.

During the Reagan Administration the Heritage Foundation adopted a policy of “no controversy” when it called into question the direction of the White House lest that criticism reflect badly on the first conservative President of the United States.

These are small things, but today we have no laser based defenses against ballistic missiles and we are vulnerable as never before.

RIP, Bill Green.

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