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Star wars : US tools of space supremacy

Author: Loring Wirbel
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, ©2004.
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The expansion of space militarization forms a common thread with the explicit unilateral empire-building of the Bush administration. But just as Star Wars did not begin with the Missile Defense Agency, preventive war theory did not originate with Donald Rumsfeld. Advocates of military space always were on the front line of those demanding global dominance. Loring Wirbel argues that the seeds for the current space  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wirbel, Loring, 1957-
Star wars.
London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607673125
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Loring Wirbel
ISBN: 0745321151 9780745321158 0745321143 9780745321141
OCLC Number: 52644401
Description: xxv, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Birth of Intelligence Policy and Space Use --
2. Civilian & Military Space Policies, Post-Sputnik --
3. Star Wars, Part 1. Safeguard, ABM, And Intelligence Struggles in Space --
4. Star Wars, Part 2. The Reagan Arms Buildup --
5. Intelligence Goes Real-Time --
6. Military Space Policy, Post-Challenger --
7. BMDO, 3+3, & The New Missile Threat --
8. 'In Your Face from Outer Space' --
9. Permanent War --
10. Reclaiming Multilateralism and Peace in Space --
Resources --
Index.
Responsibility: Loring Wirbel.
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Shows how space technology is being used by the US military to create and control endless preventative war.  Read more...

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A deeply distrubing discussion of 'Star Wars Mark II' issues. -- World Disarm ...they will emerge with a rare level of understanding of one of the most compelling geopolitical issues of our time. -- Read more...

 
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