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The Militarization and Weaponization of Space - Matthew Mowthorpe

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In The Militarization and Weaponization of Space, Matthew Mowthorpe diligently analyzes the military space policies of the United States, the Soviet Union/Russia, and the Peoples Republic of China from the Cold War period to the present day. Mowthorpe focuses on the development of the ballistic missile defense and other anti-satellite systems and aptly assesses to what degree space will become armed. This work cogently addresses an issue of increasing urgency to scholars of international politics.

The Militarization and Weaponization of Space provides both historical context and background to the current state of play within space operations. Its long list of sources and the excellent review make this book a necessity for anyone doing researcher in space operations, space policy and/or the military application of space. Matther Mowthorpe has written a book that will be used as a source in student papers for years to come * Defense Intelligence Journal *
Matthew Mowthorpe provides a comprehensive, balanced, and well-informed analysis that is a most useful basis for participation in a key current strategic debate. -- Eric J. Grove, University of Hull

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The United States Approach to Military Space during the Cold Warp. 11
The Origins of Ballistic Missile Defense in the United States and the Soviet Union and the ABM Treatyp. 35
The Soviet/Russian Approach to Military Space during Cold War and Beyondp. 55
China's Military Space Programp. 83
The United States and Soviet ASAT Programsp. 109
The Space-Based Laser for Ballistic Missile Defensep. 140
The Revolution in Military Affairs and the Militarization of Spacep. 165
The Post-Cold War Military Space Policy of the United Statesp. 185
Conclusionp. 211
Appendixp. 221
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 249
About the Authorp. 253
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ISBN: 9780739107133
ISBN-10: 0739107135
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 28th December 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54