Friday, May 20, 2005

US Air Force asks Bush to Approve Space Weapons

The United States Air Force is asking for presidential approval to its plan to lock down space as the next frontier of attack from its enemies, despite warnings that such a move may trigger an arms race in space.

The US has signed no treaties or declarations preventing it from putting into orbit any weapons other than those of mass destruction. Away from public debate, space weapons have been developed already and they now await their deployment.

Pete Teets, former acting secretary of the Air Force said "We haven't reached the point of strafing and bombing from space. Nonetheless, we are thinking about those possibilities." Donald H. Rumsfeld headed a 2001 commission preparing the ground.


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