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Is the U.S. Provoking an Arms Race in Space?
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Women’s Action for New Directions, and The Independent Institute cordially invite you to attend a policy forum.


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

Mike M. Moore
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 Eisenhower’s 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.

Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance
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 that—making the heavens unsafe for us all.”
SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Twilight War is a tour de force.”
THERESA HITCHENS, Director, Center for Defense Information, author of Future Security in Space: Charting a Cooperative Course

“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.”
LT. GENERAL ROBERT G. GARD, JR., (USA, Ret.), Senior Military Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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