The ideas, the pretexts, and concepts of this and other like programs has been discussed before.
DARPA has been implementing this program(s) for quite some time. Mr. Donald Rumsfeld's 2001 Space Commission's report was the first step into making
this a 'reality':
"Mastering the Ultimate High Ground: Next Steps in the Military Uses of Space"
This has a free PDF file for download concerning the Pentagon viewpoints towards weaponizing space.
DARPA/the US Air Forces intiatives: Counter Satellite Communication System and Counter Surveillance Reconnaissance System.
"NRO WANTS TO "KNOW EVERYTHING"
"U.S. 'negation' policy in space raises concerns abroad"
"Unclassified: RDT&E BUDGET ITEM JUSTIFICATION SHEET (R-2 Exhibit)"
PDF Version here:
DARPA's Project Falcon Program:
In noticing that the only country that was named in the militarization of space was the United States, my question would be "why" just the US.
Militarization of space has been going on for decades and has involved a number of world community nations. Prime example would be the former USSR,
currently Russia, and some European nations. The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer
has been slightly amended but is still enforce.
Regardless of the "peaceful" and beneficial intents and purposes and the "the common interest of all mankind"
of the treaty, nations will
continue to militarize space, currently and in the future. This is an inevitability and the only question that can really be asked or addressed is
"who" will be the dominent nation.
I mean, after all, that is the crux and bone of contention in and of this topic and thread? Be assurd, if the US is in 'violation' of not wanting
"peace", in regards to space, that the US is not
the only nation who is or will be in said 'violation'.
[Edited on 15-2-2004 by Seekerof]