Re: Am I missing something...
Putting a large number of directable projectiles in orbit, what could possibly go wrong all the time there is not an extinction level event helping us sort out our political differences?
All jokes aside: iirc there's a treaty regarding not militarising space. Having a large number of projectiles up there might be considered a bad idea by those not holding the controls over them.
Aside from the other arguments regarding cost, and our unwillingness to consider anything other than our next summer holiday to be of paramount importance. The latter could perhaps be countered on a political level by introducing 20 year election terms, but that solution would come with its own set of well-demonstrated challenges.