James Carroll, International Herald Tribune | May 15, 2008
The US is making a bold, perhaps doltish, move by refusing to discuss a treaty aimed at preventing weapons in outer space. ++ China and Russia have warned that a countermove would be unavoidable to ensure their own security. ++ Many are urging the Pentagon to consider the historical consequences of expanding warfare to new frontiers. ++ In reality, however, defense contractors and military commanders are controlling the debate. ++ In any case, an arming of outer space could completely shift the earth’s current geopolitical character.