National Security Implications of the Asteroid Threat

Speaking at the George Marshall Institute’s Washington Roundtable on Science and Public Policy on February 4, 2003, Dr. Randall Correll called for greater awareness of the risks associated with small asteroid detonation in Earth’s atmosphere and urged a high-level dialogue to discuss the potential to relax limits presently placed on the release of data from classified defense satellites.

Dr. Randall R. Correll is a currently a national security consultant with Science Applications International Company in Mclean, Virginia. He served in the United States Air Force in a wide variety of research, development and space assignments. This included a tour of duty engaged in nuclear treaty monitoring operations. He earned his PhD in physics from the University of Texas and has published scientific and technical papers in gravitational physics, meteor sciences and remote sensing technology.

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