The U.S. National Space Policy

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Date(s) - 12/13/200612:00 pm - 1:30 pm


In the first address by a senior U.S. official on the recently released National Space Policy, Dr. Robert Joseph discussed the importance of space for U.S. national security as well as our economic prosperity and why the National Space Policy should enjoy international support.

Robert Joseph serves as the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.  In this capacity, he is the principal State officer for non- and counterproliferation matters, as well as for arms control, arms transfers, regional security and defense relations, and security assistance.  Previously, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation and Homeland Defense, National Security Council.  In this position he was responsible, under the supervision of the National Security Advisor, for developing and coordinating U.S. policies and strategies for preventing and defending against threats to the United States from weapons of mass destruction.

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