Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Iraqification of Space?

Although it has received little press the US now has a new National Space Policy, replacing one dating back to 1996. Secrecy News has an informative write up that compares the old Clinton and (the non-secret parts of the) new Bush policies.

The new parts of the policy appear to be mix of grandiose objectives ("extending human presence across the solar system") and dangerous unilateralism ("The United States will oppose the development of new legal regimes or other restrictions that seek to prohibit or limit U.S. access to or use of space").

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