The New International Arms Race in Space
And How to Avoid It
Friday, March 7, 2008
Associate Director of the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies
Director of the Center for Defense Information
President of the George C. Marshall Institute
Did the United States test an anti-satellite weapon when it shot down an out-of-control spy satellite earlier this month? Or was it a precautionary measure to protect people on the ground who might have been hit with a fuel tank filled with a poisonous gas? If the 1967 space treatywhich designated space as a peaceful placehas become outdated, how can the U.S. ensure the safety of its assets without leading the charge toward a new cold war? Please join us for a policy forum featuring Dr. Peter Hays, Associate Director, Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies; Theresa Hitchens, Director of the Center for Defense Information; Jeff Kueter, President of the George C. Marshall Institute; and Mike Moore, author of Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance. The forum will be moderated by Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute.
Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance
Sixty years ago I wrote We will take no frontiers into space. Twilight War presents riveting and disturbing evidence that some nations are attempting just thatmaking the heavens unsafe for us all.
Twilight War is a tour de force.
A well-balanced, comprehensive and clearly written analysis that examines the critical issue of space policy in the context of international security and fundamental American values.