Articles Tagged: Anti-Satellite (ASAT)

Is the U.S. Negotiating a Secret Space Arms Control Agreement?

Republicans may be about to take the reins in the Senate but that doesn’t mean the administration is warming up its diplomatic muscles to cooperate and compromise with the Upper Chamber. Instead, it may look for ways it can push its agenda while avoiding Congress altogether. At least that’s what it appears to be doing […]

Robert Butterworth: Statement for Joint Committee Hearing Subcommittees on Strategic Forces and Seapower and Projection Forces

On January 28, 2014, Institute Director Dr. Robert Butterworth testified before a Joint Hearing on the People’s Republic of China Counterspace Program and the Implications for U.S. National Security, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces & Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces. His testimony is attached as a PDF document.

Assuring Space Support Despite ASATs

A year ago, China destroyed one of its own satellites in a test of an anti-satellite system (ASAT). This test prompted sharp commentary and numerous recommendations on how to react. A year later the direction of the U.S. response remains shrouded in the mists of classified programs and secret information. Nevertheless, the public defense budget […]

Congressional Testimony of Jeff Kueter on Space Security

On Wednesday, May 23, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs held an oversight hearing to explore the Administration’s military and diplomatic policies toward the use of space. The hearing examined the 2006 National Space Policy (unclassified version) and the impact of […]

What Do You Leave Behind? Evaluating the Bush Administration’s National Security Space Policy

On October 7, 2006, the George W. Bush Administration unveiled its national space policy. Released nearly five and a half years after taking office, the new policy validates the proposition that presidential decisions on matters of cosmic security are a microcosm of the strengths and weaknesses of the Administration that drafted them. The Bush space […]

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