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Neither Star Wars nor sanctuary : constraining the military uses of space

Author: Michael E O'Hanlon
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2004.
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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  Read more...
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O'Hanlon, Michael E.
Neither Star Wars nor sanctuary.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004004467
(OCoLC)54529750
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E O'Hanlon
ISBN: 0815796471 9780815796473
OCLC Number: 56129583
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 173 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction --
2. A brief primer on space and satellites --
3. Current threats and technology trends --
4. A future Taiwan Strait conflict --
5. Arms control in space --
6. Preserving U.S. dominance while slowing the weaponization of space --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael E. O'Hanlon.
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