Neither Star Wars Nor Sanctuary: Constraining the Military Uses of Space (Google eBook)

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Brookings Institution Press, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 173 pages
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Space has been militarized for over four decades. Should it now be weaponized? This incisive and insightful book argues that it should not. Since the cold war, space has come to harbor many tools of the tactical warfighter. Satellites have long been used to provide strategic communication, early warning of missile launch, and arms control verification. The U.S. armed forces increasingly use space assets to locate and strike targets on the battlefield. To date, though, no country deploys destructive weapons in space, for use against space or Earth targets, and no country possesses ground-based.
  

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This gets a 5 for existing and me stumbling upon it in a brick-and-mortar bookstore. How we, as a species, present ourselves towards the rest of the universe is likely to reflect on how we are treated ... Read full review

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 A Brief Primer on Space and Satellites
29
3 Current Threats and Technology Trends
61
4 A Future Taiwan Strait Conflict
91
5 Arms Control in Space
105
6 Preserving US Dominance While Slowing the Weaponization of Space
119
Notes
143
Index
165
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About the author (2004)

Michael E. O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the Sydney Stein Jr. Chair. His recent books include The Future of Arms Control (Brookings, 2005; with Michael A. Levi), Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary (Brookings, 2004), and Crisis on the Korean Peninsula (McGraw Hill, 2003; with Mike Mochizuki).

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