Space security: both sides now

Participants offered some interesting presentations and various writings at yesterday's e-Parliament conference on space security, reflecting the U.S. government's current position, as well as viewpoints both for and against future space weaponization.

Here's a selection of goodies, for your reading pleasure (pdf only):

Global Missle Defense for the 21st Century, Ambassador Henry F. Cooper, chairman, High Frontier

Policy and Legislative Options for Parliamentarians Regarding Possible Deployment of Further Military Capabilities in Outer Space, prepared by the law faculty at the Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL), McGill University, Montreal, Canada (June 2005)

Background Paper: "Peaceful" and Military Uses of Outer Space: Law and Policy, also by the IASL faculty (Feb. 2005)

U.S. Military Space Policy and Strategy Presentation to the e-Parliament Conference on Space Security, Theresa Hitchens, Vice President, Center for Defense Information

US Military Transformation US Military Transformation and Weapons in Space, Dr. Everett Dolman, U.S. Air Force's School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

Safeguarding Space Security: missile defence and the challenge for Europe
, Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy

Right. And now that you've studied the documents and replayed the
webcast, you can make up your own mind.

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