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 People's Republic of China from the Cold War period to the present day. Mowthorpe focuses on the development of the ballistic missile defense system and other antisatellite systems and 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