Monday, November 14, 2011

New Article: "Space War and Futurehype Revisited"

This week's edition of The Space Review is up, with Jeff Foust writing on the state of solar system exploration and reviewing the second edition of Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross's Astrobiology: A Brief Introduction, Dwayne Day on Chinese space reconaissance plans, and Michael Listner on the legal implications of Russia's Phobos-Grunt Mission.

Also appearing there is my first contribution to the publication since early 2009, "Space War and Futurehype Revisited," which takes another look at visions of space warfare from a not-so-distant yesteryear, specifically the visions of U.S. space dominance widely seen in the late 1990s and early 2000s, which increasingly seem passe - even if they have not totally ceased to be factors in international politics. (As Dwayne's article on China's military space program demonstrates, an exaggerated view of American capabilities certainly affects what other countries are doing.)

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