Articles Tagged: People's Republic of China (PRC)

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 […]

Crossing the Rubicon in Space Again: Iacta alea est

“The die is cast,” Suetonius reports Julius Caesar said as he exhorted his men to cross the river Rubicon and created the popular idiom for a point of no return. The long-held Rubicon in space, the deployment and use of so-called space weapons, was crossed long ago by both the former Soviet Union and the […]

China’s Military Policy in Space

China is quickly becoming a major actor in outer space. Its highly publicized exploration program and its commercial prowess are indicators of growing means and interest in space activities. This discussion explores China?s military goals and intentions in space as well as its technological capabilities. It also considers the means and measures needed to counter […]

The War in Space Has Already Begun

The revelation in Defense News (“China Tried to Blind U.S. Sats with Laser,” September 25, 2006) that China has been conducting tests over the past several years designed to blind U.S. satellites should serve as a wake-up call to the American public and the national security establishment. If there ever were questions about whether future […]

The U.S. and China: What ‘Common Ground’ in Outer Space?

As the International Space Station (ISS) struggles toward “assembly complete,” and as the space shuttle program lurches towards retirement while its replacement wavers in configuration and schedule uncertainties, American space officials can be forgiven the impulse to look for miracle cures for growing U.S. space program challenges. The latest fad is to imagine all the […]

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