It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Russia scored its second consecutive victory with the Resolution Preventing Arms Race in Outer Space by 170 votes over US opposition and Israel abstention.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow win condemns US plans to militarize outer space and preserving the space free from arms buildup.
Along with China, Russia also submitted to the 62nd General Assembly a draft resolution to create conditions to develop space research under UN supervision.
The initiative thwarts US President George W. Bush recent doctrine on National Outer Space Policy and absolute US prerogative that denies other countries' free right to use outer space while insisting on developing weapons to be used there.
Washington needs support from at least nine of the 15 council members to win approval for a resolution, providing France, Russia or China do not cast a veto
Originally posted by Rilence
Bravo for militarizing space to suit the US' ends....Unfortunately, space, or even global conflicts won't help the US in the near future...
If you reckon the US militarizing space is a good thing, then go buy long term futures in stocks, bonds, commodities....Whatever you like....
They won't make you money, because despite what you think, the worlds economy DOES NOT revolve around the US...
The main drivers around the worlds economy the last couple years have and will be resource rich countries (which the US is not one of) and resource poor countries who are prepared to pay whatever it takes to secure raw resources (again, not the US) in order to continue their explosive growth in GDP...
The US already sold its manufacturing industries up the river thru the 80's and 90's, that won't change at least for a generation or so...
So militarization of space helps the US how, in the medium-long term...??