Is the U.S. Provoking an Arms Race in Space?
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Womens Action for New Directions, and The Independent Institute cordially invite you to attend a policy forum.
AUTHOR MIKE MOORE TO DISCUSS HIS NEW BOOK
Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance
Wednesday 9 January 2008
Hans Bethe Center
322 Fourth Street, NE
Washington DC 20002
Reception 5:30pm, Forum 6-7pm
Book signing to follow
Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the new Institute book Twilight War, Mr. Moore is the former editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the author of many articles on national security, conflict resolution, nuclear weapons and proliferation, space weaponry, and related topics. He has also served as editor of Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists, and as an editor or reporter for the Milwaukee Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily News, and Kansas City Star.
Inspired by President Eisenhowers vision, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty designated space for peaceful purposes as the province of all mankind. Virtually all space-faring nations now favor an updated treaty to accommodate major changes in geopolitics and military technology. The United States, however, has blocked negotiations, citing potential threats to U.S. rights, capabilities, and freedom of action. Some self-proclaimed space warriors even argue that U.S. military dominance in orbital space will be the only guarantee for international peace. But in Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance, Mike Moore, former editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, argues that such American exceptionalism makes the United States unable to lead by example and promote peace. Unilateral military actions in space will not guarantee American security; they will guarantee conflict, and possibly, a new cold war, Moore concludes.
Come join us for a stimulating forum on what could be the most crucial national security issue of this century.