Militarization And Weaponization Of Space

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Defense Intelligence Journal
The Militarization and Weaponization of Space provides both historical context and background to the current state of play within space operations. Its long list of sources and the excellent review make this book a necessity for anyone doing researcher in space operations, space policy and/or the military application of space. Matther Mowthorpe has written a book that will be used as a source in student papers for years to come
Eric J. Grove
Matthew Mowthorpe provides a comprehensive, balanced, and well-informed analysis that is a most useful basis for participation in a key current strategic debate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739107133
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Mowthorpe is currently a research associate at the Centre for Security Studies at Hull University.

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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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