The Militarization and Weaponization of Space

The Militarization and Weaponization of Space

by Matthew Mowthorpe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739107135

ISBN-13: 9780739107133

Pub. Date: 12/17/2003

Publisher: Lexington Books

The militarization of space began as a rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and grew to enormous proportions during the height of the Cold War. Satellite reconnaissance, navigation and weapons guidance, and electronic intelligence comprise only a few of the efforts taken to militarize and dominate space. Today as the prominence of information

Overview

The militarization of space began as a rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and grew to enormous proportions during the height of the Cold War. Satellite reconnaissance, navigation and weapons guidance, and electronic intelligence comprise only a few of the efforts taken to militarize and dominate space. Today as the prominence of information technology, computing, and telecommunications advances, so does the concept of space as a battlefield. In The Militarization and Weaponization of Space, Matthew Mowthorpe diligently analyzes the military space policies of the United States, the Soviet Union/Russia, and the People's Republic of China from the Cold War period to the present day. Mowthorpe focuses on the development of the ballistic missile defense and other anti-satellite systems and aptly assesses to what degree space will become armed. This work cogently addresses an issue of increasing urgency to scholars of international politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739107133
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/17/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.59(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The United States Approach to Military Space during the Cold War Chapter 2 The Origins of Ballistic Missile Defense in the United States and Soviet Union and the ABM Treaty Chapter 3 The Soviet/Russian Approach to Military Space during the Cold War and Beyond Chapter 4 China's Military Space Program Chapter 5 The United States and Soviet ASAT Programs Chapter 6 The Space-Based Laser for Ballistic Missile Defense Chapter 7 The Revolution in Military Affairs and the Militarization of Space Chapter 8 The Post-Cold War Military Space Policy of the United States

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