Articles Tagged: space arms control

New Space Pact is Risky for U.S.

Eric Sterner discussed the Code of Conduct.  This article appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology on May 21, 2012.

Kueter on Space Security

Institute President Jeff Kueter discusses space security and the Code of Conduct at a Heritage Foundation event. http://www.heritage.org/events/2012/04/open-microphone

Do We Need a Code of Conduct for Space? Considering Recent Developments in the Effort to Change Behavior in Space

Does the United States need an International Code of Conduct in Space to preserve an advantage or to advance its interests? Does the U.S. need a Code of Conduct to signal to others what it considers acceptable behavior in space? Will a Code of Conduct dissuade international actors from misbehavior? Will an agreement brought to […]

Rules of the Road in Space: Does a Code of Conduct Improve U.S. Security?

U.S. adoption of the European Union’s Code of Conduct appears imminent.  Unilateral adoption of the Code by the Obama Administration, likely through executive order, is not necessary to secure U.S. interests in space and potentially undermines those interests in the long run.  In Rules of the Road in Space, Institute President Jeff Kueter examines the arguments […]

Evaluating the Obama National Space Policy: Continuity and New Priorities

Nearly every president since Eisenhower has released a “national space policy,” outlining his views on the significance of space to American interests and identifying high level priorities intended to guide government action. Of course, the policies also are meant for international and public consumption, and so, they signal intentions and priorities meant to influence subsequent […]

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 […]

Saving Space – Securing Our Space Assets

The weaponization of space, recently dubbed the “question long neglected in most discussions about U.S. defense policy,” is moving to the forefront. Prompted by a recent meeting of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, proposed doctrinal revisions by the Air Force, calls for a White House national security directive, congressional hearings and press reports, […]

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