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The Final Frontier for Weapons

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posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 11:56 AM

The Final Frontier for Weapons

Source Link: www.cfr .org

China’s decision in January to blast one of its own aging weather satellites out of orbit using a ballistic missile drew global criticism. The explosion left large amounts of dangerous debris in orbit (Defense News) that could damage any of more than three hundred other satellites in orbit, and raised doubts over China’s claims that it plans a “peaceful rise” (Times of London). But the chief concern was that the blast could lead to a space arms race.

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[edit on 2007/2/23 by JacKatMtn]

posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 12:04 PM
Here is some links to the the Senate bill establishing a National Space Intelligence Center :

US Senate proposes establishment of National Space Intelligence Center

The new Senate Intelligence Committee report on the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2007 includes numerous other significant and interesting provisions including: establishment of a National Space Intelligence Center (section 410).

The United States maintains a very large investment in satellites, and this investment has grown dramatically in recent years. These satellites serve the commercial and national security needs of the nation. As such, a loss of any or all of these assets could do tremendous harm to economy and security.

PDF File of Bill see page 20 for the NSIC section 410

posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 12:54 PM
Here is the latest status on the Senate bill concerning the NSIC


Latest Major Action: 6/21/2006 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 476.

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