Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A New Arms Control Treaty Limiting The Development Of Space Weapons?

Obama Reverses Bush’s Space Policy -- New York Times

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a space policy that renounces the unilateral stance of the Bush administration and instead emphasizes international cooperation, including the possibility of an arms control treaty that would limit the development of space weapons.

In recent years, both China and the United States have destroyed satellites in orbit, raising fears about the start of a costly arms race that might ultimately hurt the United States because it dominates the military use of space. China smashed a satellite in January 2007, and the United States did so in February 2008.

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More News On President Obama's Space Policy

Obama Backs Away from Intergalactic Domination -- The Danger Room
Obama calls for international cooperation in space -- L.A. Times
W.H. releases National Space Policy -- Politico
White House Unveils Space-Policy Goals -- Wall Street Journal
Obama lays out new US space policy -- AFP
Obama seeks international cooperation in space -- AP
Obama space policy prizes international cooperation -- Christian Science Monitor

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