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Energy Policy Needs To Be Based in Reality, Not Wishful Thinking

Over the last four decades the country has pursued at least seven major energy policy initiatives, all based on beliefs grounded more on illusion than fact: scarcity, independence, security, environmental risk, and government prescience. These have driven attempts to develop alternatives to oil and reduce our reliance on fossil energy. Guided by wishful thinking, they have failed.

A Day Without Space – Remarks to NSISC Space INFOSEC Symposium

On October 25, Marshall Institute President Jeff Kueter reviewed some of the findings from the Marshall-SEC Day Without Space series at the NSISC Space INFOSECSymposium.

The Facts Behind the Code of Conduct

The Department of Defense (DOD) is intensifying its advocacy for the U.S. accession to the proposed European Union Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. In a “fact sheet” released a few weeks ago (see http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/0111_nsss/docs/DoD%20Fact%20Sheet%20- %20International%20Code%20%208-18-11.pdf), the DOD advances four propositions as “facts”. Fact #1: “Space is vital to our nation’s security and economy, […]

Challenges and Opportunities for National Space Security

Discussion of the challenges and opportunities to improve U.S. space security before the American Institute of Engineers in Alexandria, Virginia on May 20, 2009.

Missile Defense Past, Present and Future

Comments on the evolution of U.S. missile defense policy delivered at Mississippi State University on April 14, 2009.

Missile Defense: A Continuing National Priority

A rash of recent news articles condemn the Bush Administration for its emphasis on missile defense prior to the September 11th terrorist attacks and attempt to build a case for reversing the deployment of a missile defense later this year. Undoubtedly, the war on terrorism is now the highest national priority, but our nation faces many threats and we […]

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